Webinar Recording: “The ABCs of RDC: Rubber Dispersion Chemicals”
March 31, 2023
RDAbbott recently hosted a webinar titled “The ABCs of RDC: Rubber Dispersion Chemicals.” This 25-minute presentation about leading products and new solutions from RDC S.r.l. was livestreamed on March 30, 2023. It is part of RDAbbott’s 2023 Webinar Series, which provides technical insights, material updates, and processing recommendations from our supplier partners.
Why You Should Watch and Listen
RDC is an innovative provider of pre-dispersed chemicals and additives to the rubber industry. The company is based in Milan, Italy, and works with a global network of partners to supply well-known brands such as PremiX® and Veacolor®—along with dry liquids, micronized powders, granular blends, powder blends, pre-weighted materials, and chemical auxiliaries.
In addition, the recording discusses VEAFLAME, a new halogen-free flame retardant that provides compounders with a safer and healthier alternative to antimony trioxide and borate salts. VEAFLAME promotes fire suppression by forming a compact char on the surface of the burning article, and without raising regulatory concerns. VEAFLAME is also versatile enough to boost antimony and halogen systems.
About the Presenters
Giorgio Marzari is the Sales Director for RDC. He began his career as a technical and commercial assistant in the powder coating market, then later served as a commercial manager in the PVC stabilizers market. In 1998 he joined RDC as Global Sales Manager. Today, as the company’s Sales Director, Giorgio enjoys meeting customers face-to-face and providing solutions to their challenges.
Dr. Gianluca Melillo is the Technical Director for RDC. He holds a master’s degree in Chemistry and earned a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry by studying Ziegler-Natta polymerization. Dr. Melillo also holds a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from Pirelli Tires, where he focused on innovative materials for rubber compounding. In 2005, he joined RDC as a raw material specialist and became the lead for all technical aspects of RDC’s activities.