Serving the rubber industry since 1948…We know rubber. That’s what we do.

R.D. Abbott Company is a North American supplier and stocking distributor of materials used in rubber compounding and fabrication, including elastomeric polymers, chemicals and ancillary products. We represent the most respected manufacturers and the most trusted brands, and many of our people have come from these same companies, so we know them well. Collectively, our team offers a diversity of technical backgrounds and expertise rarely found in a single organization. We offer compound development and optimization, tooling and process design, bonding and surface modification solutions, as well as on site technical service to ensure optimal productivity. Our vast toolbox includes one of the broadest product lines in the industry, and we stock many of these products for same-day shipping.

If you have a development project, quality problem, manufacturing challenge, compliance issue or just a general chemistry question, we can help. ...Think of R.D. Abbott as "your search engine for rubber."

R.D. Abbott Company greatly appreciates your business!

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  • products


    • LORD Corporation 
      • Chemlok, Ty-Ply: Rubber-To-Metal Primers and Adhesive Cements/Top Coats
      • LORD (Fusor, Versilok, Tyrite): Epoxy, Acrylic, and Urethane Structural Adhesives
    • Dow Corning 
      • Dow Corning, XIAMETER, and ​Silastic liquid and high-consistency silicone rubber compounds, healthcare liquid and high consistency rubber, moldable optical silicone rubber and more...
    • LANXESS Corporation 
      • Renacit: Peptizing agents
      • Vulkacit: Accelerators
      • Vulkanox, Vulkazon: Antioxidants, antiozanants
  • suppliers


    • Dow Corning 

      World’s largest manufacturer of silicone materials.

    • LORD Corporation 

      World’s largest supplier of Rubber-To-Metal bonding systems, including surface treatments, primers, bonding agents/cements and coatings.

    • LANXESS Corporation 

      World’s largest and most comprehensive supplier of synthetic rubber polymers and chemicals.

  • chemists


    • Keith Thomas  President

      Keith is an east coast native and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in chemistry and business. Keith presently has over 22 years of experience in the rubber industry.

      Learn more and connect to Keith on LinkedIn. 

    • Scott Kearns  Vice President of Sales & Business Development

      Scott received his bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering and his masters of business administration from Chapman University in Orange, California. Scott presently has over 18 years of experience in the rubber industry.

      Learn more and get connected to Scott on LinkedIn.

    • Rick Ziebell  Vice President of Technology & Innovation Management

      Rick has more than 25 years of experience in the rubber industry. Rick received his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and materials engineering from California State Polytechnic University and completed advanced studies in polymer science. He has worked as a quality engineer for both raw material suppliers and fabricators in the development of medical products. He has served as a polymer development chemist and applications engineer for Dow Corning Corporation. And, he now leads the technical innovations and solutions at R.D. Abbott. Rick is also a patentee holding several U.S. chemical patents in rubber technology and has an ongoing instructorship with TLARGI in teaching their 20-week “Basic Rubber Technology” course.