Technical Support and Innovation

RDAbbott is a highly technical organization that’s 100% focused on elastomer technology.

Our team of engineers, chemists and elastomer experts have very diverse technical knowledge and extensive hands-on experience with rubber formulation and fabrication. In their spare time, they also generate papers that are featured at various conferences and write articles that are published in several trade magazines each year.

We have direct access to a broad line of industry-leading rubber polymers, chemicals, and testing equipment from some of the most respected manufacturers in the world; and our in-house testing laboratory is equipped with internal mixers, mills, advanced rheometers, tensometer, disperGRADER™, and an integrated lab management system from Alpha Technologies to address customers’ technical and quality concerns, as well as engage in unique innovation projects.

Our technical team specializes in…

  • Compound development and optimization
  • Application engineering in polymer/compound selection
  • Mixing for scale-up work (rubber compounding for sample batches to scale-up quantities)
  • Expert technical service in elastomeric (part) designs and applications
  • Dynamic mechanical analysis of rubber materials
  • Raw material characterization
  • Bond failure analysis and troubleshooting

Not to mention, RDAbbott is ISO 9001:2008 accredited with the unique distinction of Design and Development Laboratory Services and is a verified member of the NACD Responsible Distribution.

Our primary goal with every design project is to help you determine the most economical fabrication method, the best application fit, the functional properties necessary to meet your specifications and testing requirements and to provide the final formulation details and mixing procedures.

This goal is accomplished through a collaborative and innovative venture between your team, our technical team, and our supplier partners.

From advanced chemorheology to developing formulations for lightweight silicone, RDAbbott continues to bridge the technical gap between its polymer manufacturers and customers by offering comprehensive lab services.

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