What do you consider to be your company's biggest strength?

We have many years of experience manufacturing sheet material, but we think the biggest strength we offer the custom market is our flexibility. We are willing to work with our customers to create a product that meets their needs. Through our relationships with an assortment of material vendors, we can work to find a solution.

We have been doing business with the same vendors for years. Why should we switch to RCL?

We appreciate loyalty; we are loyal to our vendors also. But we are constantly looking to see what new companies and technologies are available. We owe it to our employees and stakeholders to constantly monitor the performance of our vendors, assuring that we are receiving the expected value in return for our business. The RCL Team welcomes the opportunity to help you explore all of your options.

What is TPO?

TPO (Thermoplastic Poly Olefin) is a compounded alloy of polypropylene, elastomers and mineral fillers offering a unique balance of stiffness and thermal expansion, as well as impact and chemical resistance properties.

What are the advantages of TPO?

  • Durable: With improved impact strength over ABS, HIPS and Fiberglass materials, RCL's diverse portfolio of high quality TPOs can withstand real world wear and tear, eliminating the need for costly secondary preventative measures, such as pre-drilling holes to prevent crack propagation.

  • Cold Weather Performance: Cold temperature durability/impact resistance for versatility and longer wear. RCL's TPO products are the clear choice for impact-critical applications- with a ductility down to -30C, they excel in environments in which other plastics cannot endure.

  • Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (CLTE): Our portfolio of performance TPOs have less than half of the CLTE of ABS- one of the major attributes that solves the field cracking issues common to ABS. (CLTE is commonly confused with impact strength and cold climate durability.)

  • Sound Deadening: TPOs possess sound deadening characteristics, resulting in a greater reduction of interior cab noise than that of styrenic-based panels and limiting the "buzz, squeak and rattle" associated with low-quality interiors.

  • Thermoformable: New High Melt Strength grades for TPO have opened up the process window further, so these products can be used for a variety of challenging, thermoformed applications.

  • Recyclable: 100% of trim scrap can be reused, resulting in cost savings. Compliance with environmental standards. RoHS compliant, with no heavy metals.

  • Custom Colors, Finishes and Decorations: To suit your applications and your customer's discriminating taste, RCL's TPOs are offered in metallics, pearlescents and textured patterns. They are also available in a variety of finishes, including haircell, calf, matte, smooth, scratch-resistant gloss and custom finishes.

  • Variety of Cap Layers and Specialized Grades: RCL offers a full array of high & mid gloss, scratch whitening resistant, stress whitening resistant, and TPE cap layers. In addition to our variety of performance substrate TPOs, V0 & V1 FR TPO materials are available.

  • UV Protected and Outdoor Weatherable Throughout: Designed for superior performance in interior and exterior applications. Formulated using the latest coloring technology to ensure that the product will exhibit little fade, even in extreme conditions. Accelerated UV stability packages available. Improved heat aging without cracking.