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Innovations in Additive 3D Printing of Silicone Rubber Components

In case you weren’t able to attend LSR2018 in Anaheim, California, and hear Rick Ziebell’s presentation on “Innovations in Additive 3D Printing of Silicone Rubber Components,” you’re in luck. This video provides an overview of his presentation, highlighting the revolutionary liquid additive manufacturing (LAM) 3D printing technology collaboratively developed by Dow Silicones and German RepRap.

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RDAbbott Celebrates 70th Anniversary, Full Steam Ahead

RDAbbott is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and is certainly not losing any steam. Rather, RDAbbott is accelerating into an elastomer company that innovates across distribution, manufacturing and applied science with premium products, comprehensive testing laboratories and strategically-located warehouses. But the company’s most prized asset continues to be its people—who help to bring connections, contributions and commitment to the rubber industry at large.

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Explore DOWSIL™ Moldable Optical Silicones

DOWSIL™ Moldable Optical Silicones provide unprecedented design freedom and performance for challenging applications such as automotive, general, professional and consumer lighting and outdoor displays.

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RDAbbott Product Line Card

RDAbbott is stocked with premium elastomer products in warehouses strategically located throughout the United States and Mexico.

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NPE2018 Recap Video for Zeiger Industries

Here’s a glimpse into the LSR technologies and collaborative partnership on display in Zeiger Industries’ booth at NPE2018 to produce an automotive LED headlamp optic with Dow DOWSIL® MS-4007 Moldable Silicone.

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Adhesion of Millable Polyurethane to General Purpose Rubber

Check out this recent Technical Notebook article from Rubber and Plastics News, featuring TSE Industries, which highlights techniques and benefits for bonding Millable Polyurethane to general purpose rubber.

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Tokai Carbon Celebrates 100th Anniversary

On May 22, Cancarb’s parent company, Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd., hosted a 100th anniversary celebration near their headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Our CEO Keith Thomas had the privilege of attending this milestone celebration. Here are a few of his reflections from this celebration.

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Meet the Application Engineers Who Make the 3M Difference!

At a time when technical support is becoming tough to find, it’s good to know that 3M maintains state-of-the-art testing and analytical labs, pilot manufacturing facilities, and most important, an experienced staff of application engineers.

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LORD Introduces New Cold Bonding Adhesive for Vulcanized Chloroprene, Chlorobutyl, and Neoprene Rubbers

LORD Corporation has announced the creation of Chemlok® CB, a one-component rubber-to-metal and rubber-to-rubber adhesive for bonding vulcanized substrates at room temperature. This REACH compliant adhesive has shown rubber tearing bonds to most formulations of chloroprene, neoprene, and chlorobutyl rubber. Applied like a contact adhesive but forming crosslinks between the rubber and substrate allows for ease of use while providing the bond strength needed for most applications.

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International Elastomer Conference (October 9 – 11)

Visit RDAbbott in booth 122 at the 2018 International Elastomer Conference October 9 – 11 in Louisville, Kentucky. We’ll be featuring innovations in 3D printing using Dow EVOLV3D™ LC-3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber as well as studies in optimal loadings of Cancarb Thermax® N990 Thermal Carbon Black to enhance processability of TSE Industries’ Millathane® Millable Polyurethane.

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