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RDAbbott’s VP of Technology to Present Third-Stream Additive Solutions for Modifying LSR Properties at Smithers Virtual U.S. Summit

Rick Ziebell, RDAbbott’s Vice President of Technology, is scheduled to present “Modifying Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Properties with Third-Stream Additives,” on Wednesday, July 1, from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM at the Smithers Silicone & TPE Elastomers U.S. Virtual 2020 Summit.

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Chemlok® Low-Lead Materials Transition

As we have seen in our industry’s history, many formulations created decades ago contain ingredients that are no longer available. The same is now true with Chemlok® from Parker LORD.

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Technical Article in Rubber World: Challenges in Extrusions Met with Branched High Molecular Weight Keltan® 13561C EPDM

Check out this recent technical article from ARLANXEO published in Rubber World’s May 2020 Issue. While Keltan® 13561C has a strong reputation for being a premier EPDM grade for extruded seal formulations, this study demonstrates how it is also a principal tool for automotive hose formulations.

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Hallstar Technical Paper Covers Ester Plasticizers for Plastics and Elastomers

Hallstar has published a technical paper about the function and selection of ester plasticizers, substances that are incorporated into a plastic or elastomer to increase its flexibility, workability or distensibility.

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Silicone & TPE Elastomers U.S. 2020 Virtual Summit

During week two of this three-day virtual summit, Liquid Silicone Rubber Solutions is the topic and RDAbbott’s Rick Ziebell is one of the technical presenters. Ziebell’s presentation, “Modifying LSR Properties with Third-Stream Additives,” is scheduled for July 1 from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

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Dow Shows SILASTIC™ Advantages and Explains How to Use and Choose Silicone Elastomers

Dow SILASTIC™ silicone elastomers are meeting increasingly challenging requirements while supporting environmental sustainability and product innovation. This article outlines some valuable resources to help you understand the features and uses of Dow’s high performing silicones.

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Explore Suitable Applications for Thermax® N990 Thermal Carbon Black

Cancarb’s technical team prepared these comprehensive technical presentations to showcase the unique properties and processing benefits of Thermax® which make it an exceptional, cost-effective choice for so many applications.

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Technical Article in Rubber World: Elastomer Sealing Performance in Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Check out this recent technical article published in Rubber World’s April 2020 Issue. It provides a strong overview of the collaborative “Elastomer Sealing Performance in Hydrogen Fuel Cells” study conducted by RDAbbott, ARLANXEO, and Cancarb.

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David Lalancette Joins RDAbbott as Account Manager in Eastern Canada

RDAbbott has named David Lalancette as Account Manager for Quebec and the Canadian maritime provinces. Lalancette has more than 20 years of experience in technical sales and account management. As Account Manager for RDAbbott Canada, Ltd., Lalancette is responsible for technical sales and managing customer support.

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Krista Toutant Elected as Secretary for Rubber Division, ACS

RDAbbott’s Krista Toutant, a global sales and marketing professional with 18 years of focused experience in the rubber industry, has been elected Secretary for the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), an international association of elastomer industry professionals. The election marks the start of Toutant’s five-year progression to becoming Chair of the Executive Committee, Rubber Division’s governing body.

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