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2021 RDAbbott Webinar Series

Starting in March, RDAbbott will be launching a webinar series featuring products from many of our supplier partners. These webinars will provide technical insights and processing recommendations, as well as feature new products and technologies.

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“Perfluorinated Elastomer Overview” Webinar by 3M (June 23)

3M is hosting a free webinar titled, “Perfluorinated Elastomer Overview,” on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. This 45-minute course will concentrate on the markets and applications where perfluorinated elastomers are used, as well as highlight the types of gums and compounds available from 3M.

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“Fluoroelastomer Processing, Thermal and Chemical Resistance” Webinar by 3M (May 26)

3M is hosting a free webinar titled, “Fluoroelastomer Processing, Thermal and Chemical Resistance,” on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. This 45-minute course will cover the various ways fluoroelastomers can be mixed, the basic processes used to produce parts, adhesion capabilities, as well as provide a brief overview of chemical and thermal resistance properties.

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Webinar Recording: Third-Stream Additives that Modify LSR and HCR

In this recording, Rick Ziebell introduces revolutionary NovaSperse® Third-Stream Modifier technologies from NovationSi that are breaking new ground for modifying LSR properties during the liquid injection molding process, as well as enhancing HCR using other fabrication processes.

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Announcing RDAbbott’s 2021 Webinar Series with March 30 Kick-Off

RDAbbott is launching a new webinar series that will provide technical insights and processing recommendations, feature new products and technologies, and showcase solutions from supplier partners. The first webinar in this free series, “Third-Stream Additives that Modify LSR and HCR,” is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PT) and will explain how RDAbbott and NovationSi, with its revolutionary NovaSperse® third-stream modifier technologies, are advancing ways to change the functional properties of cured articles in situ of the liquid injection molding process.

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RDAbbott Announces Alpha Technologies Spring Webinar Series

RDAbbott is announcing that Alpha Technologies will host a three-day series of live webinars about rubber testing. The series will begin on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, and includes 12 webinars on a variety of topics. Each webinar will be led by an elastomer industry expert and cost $100 to attend. Participants will gain insights about the rheology behind Alpha Technologies’ instruments and learn how to troubleshoot material and process issues.

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DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 Mold Release Improves Efficiency and Reduces Costs

DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 is a mold release agent from ITW Pro Brands that was developed to meet the growing needs of FKM seal and gasket manufacturers who serve the automotive supply industry. In addition to fluorocarbon-based fluoroelastomers, this versatile mold release can be used with silicones, peroxide-cured EPDMs, and polyacrylates. This demonstration video from ITW Pro Brands shows how DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 is packaged, applied, and used.

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“Fluoroelastomer Compounding Basics” Webinar by 3M (April 28)

3M is hosting a free webinar titled, “Fluoroelastomer Compounding Basics,” on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. This 45-minute course will review some basic compounding of fluoroelastomers. More specifically, webinar registrants can expect to hear about typical compounds, the role of metal oxides and hydroxides, various filler types, and processing aids.

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Cancarb Completes Sixth Unit Expansion

Cancarb Limited recently announced the completion and successful commissioning of the sixth unit at its thermal carbon black production facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. This expansion brings capacity for its Thermax® brand of thermal carbon black products to 54,000 MT per year.

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Alpha Technologies Spring Webinar Series (April 13 – 15)

Starting Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Alpha Technologies is hosting a three-day live webinar series on a wide variety of rubber testing topics. Rick Ziebell, RDAbbott’s Vice President of Technology, will be presenting on “Rubber Characterization for Computer Aided Design.”

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