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Chemlok® Virtual Training by Parker Lord (February 20)

Join Parker Lord on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (ET) for a free training about its Chemlok® rubber-to-substrate adhesives. This virtual training will consist of two, one-hour pre-recorded sessions followed by a live question-and-answer session. Sign up to learn about substrate adhesive preparation, and application, coated part handling, molding best practices, and troubleshooting.

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Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication Course (January 30 – February 2)

Rick Ziebell, RDAbbott’s Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow, will be an instructor for Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication, an expert-led course from M.R. Toub Training, scheduled for January 30 to February 2, 2024, from 8 AM to 5 PM (PT) each day. This university-accredited course will provide participants with continuing education credits from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

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RDAbbott’s 75th Anniversary Video

Our company was founded on December 14, 1948, by Robert David Abbott, a Southern California entrepreneur with a passion for education and the local rubber industry. RDAbbott has evolved from a regional distributor into a multi-faceted supplier that innovates across distribution, materials science, process engineering, and product customization. In honor of our 75th anniversary, we’ve prepared a special video that encapsulates pivotal milestones in our company’s history and distinguishing hallmarks of our corporate culture.

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RDAbbott Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Kindness, Continuity, and Change

RDAbbott is celebrating its 75th anniversary and launching a year-long campaign called 75 Acts of Kindness that will give back to its communities, industries, and employees. The company was founded on December 14, 1948, by Robert David Abbott, a Southern California entrepreneur with a passion for education and the local rubber industry. RDAbbott has evolved from a regional distributor into a multi-faceted supplier that innovates across distribution, materials science, process engineering, and product customization. Yet it remains true to its roots of putting people ahead of profit.

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Weatherstrip and Glass Virtual Training Course by Parker Lord (December 6)

Join Parker Lord on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (ET) for a free Weatherstrip and Glass Virtual Training Course. This webinar will cover Sipiol® weatherstrip coatings (Module 1) and Flocklok® single-coat flock adhesives (Module 2). There will be a live question-and-answer session at the end of each module. The total course duration is 90 minutes.

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RDAbbott Leaders Awarded TLARGI Lifetime Membership

Three more RDAbbott leaders have been nominated for an Honorary Lifetime Membership in The Los Angeles Rubber Group, Inc. (TLARGI). The nominees are Keith Thomas, RDAbbott’s CEO; Rick Ziebell, Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow; and Russ Shorter, Senior Account Manager. TLARGI announced the nominations at its annual Christmas Party, on December 3, 2023.

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Chemlok® Virtual Training by Parker Lord (December 5)

Join Parker Lord on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (ET) for a free training about its Chemlok® rubber-to-substrate adhesives. This virtual training will consist of two, one-hour pre-recorded sessions followed by a live question-and-answer session. Sign up to learn about substrate adhesive preparation, and application, coated part handling, molding best practices, and troubleshooting.

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High School Students Explore Polymers with NovationSi, FocusCFO®, and RDAbbott

The Greater Akron Polymer Cluster recently provided an “Exploring Polymers Workshop” to high school students in Barberton, Ohio. Representatives from RDAbbott, NovationSi, and FocusCFO® presented the two-part series to Honors Chemistry students at Barberton High School.

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Webinar Recording: “SILASTIC™ Silicones for Electric Vehicles”

In this webinar recording, Jake Steinbrecher and Brad Jones, Technical Service & Development Scientists for Dow, highlight opportunities for silicone rubber in electric vehicles (EVs) with an emphasis on safety and material compatibility.

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“SILASTIC™ Silicones for Electric Vehicles” Webinar by RDAbbott (November 16)

In this webinar, Jake Steinbrecher and Brad Jones, Technical Service & Development Scientists for Dow, will highlight opportunities for silicone rubber in electric vehicles (EVs) with an emphasis on safety and material compatibility. SILASTIC™ silicones from Dow combine mechanical and chemical properties that many organic polymers cannot match.

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