“Third-Stream Additives that Modify LSR and HCR” Webinar by RDAbbott (March 30)
February 9, 2021
In this live event, Rick Ziebell, RDAbbott’s Technical Fellow and Vice President of Technology, will introduce revolutionary NovaSperse® Third-Stream Modifier technologies from NovationSi that are breaking new ground for modifying Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) properties during the liquid injection molding (LIM) process.
Third streams are typically used for colorants, but they can also introduce additives that change the functional properties of cured articles. RDAbbott, a leader in materials science, and NovationSi, a premiere supplier of color dispersions, are advancing numerous LSR molding application potentials with these developing additive technologies. For example, third-stream injection with:
- NovaSperse® anti-static additives can stop static-cling and reduce friction with skin contact (both strong attributes in wearable device applications) and
- NovaSperse® antimicrobial additives can reduce the spread of certain diseases by reducing silicone rubber’s tendency to support biofilms and microbial loads.
These additives can also enhance HCR (silicone gum stocks) using other fabrication processes. To demonstrate this potential, Rick will also introduce a case study of a novel low-impedance silicone rubber materials, which incorporate patent-pending nanotechnologies, and have recently received FDA clearance for use in non-invasive neuromodulation therapy.
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What Registrants Can Expect
All final registrants will receive access to the webinar recording, as well as additional post-event resources on this subject matter.
About the Presenter
Rick Ziebell is the Technical Fellow and Vice President of Technology for RDAbbott. He has more than 35 years of experience in the rubber industry and has worked for both raw material suppliers and fabricators. Rick earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and has advanced training in materials science. He holds several patents in rubber technology and has an ongoing instructorship in rubber technology with the American Chemical Society (ACS) and local rubber groups.