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Monthly Archives: June 2023

Webinar Recording: “LSR Solutions for Compatibility with Fire Retardant Plastics”

In this webinar recording, Dr. Noel Chang, Technical Service and Development Leader for Dow Consumer Solutions, and Dr. Jessica Ding, the Marketing Manager for Dow, introduce SILASTIC™ 9212-50 LSR for sealing that’s compatible with connector housings made of flame-retardant plastics.

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Parker Lord Video Shows Rubber-to-Substrate Bonding for EVs

Parker Lord has released a new animated video that shows electric vehicle (EV) applications for its Chemlok® adhesives, Sipiol® adhesives and coatings, and Flocklok®/Flocksil® adhesive products. These proven solutions meet EV-specific challenges, such as heavier vehicle weights and greater suspension loads, while supporting automotive comfort, performance, and safety.

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RDAbbott is Cancarb’s New Exclusive, Full-Service Distributor in Mexico

RDAbbott has joined forces with Cancarb Limited as its exclusive distributor for Thermax® brand medium thermal carbon black in Mexico. This strategic agreement, effective June 25, 2023, aims to expand market presence and deliver exceptional technical support to customers. RDAbbott’s Mexico subsidiary, RDAbbott de México S. de R.L. de C.V., will facilitate and manage the distribution operations locally. RDAbbott has represented Cancarb products in the United States and Canada since 2017.

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Dow to Exhibit and Present at Battery Show North America 2023

Dow will exhibit and present at Battery Show North America 2023, the continent’s largest battery event for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), from September 12 to 14 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Dow will exhibit E-Mobility solutions in Booth 1901 and provide a technical presentation about thermal management for EV batteries on September 14.

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Rubber News Shares RDAbbott’s 2023 Vision

Rubber News recently featured our commitment to making the right connections as part of an interview with Jerry McCall, RDAbbott’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The article reflects our core values of putting people and the service of others first. NovationSi, RDAbbott’s manufacturing subsidiary, will play a key role on multiple levels.

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LSR 2023 (September 11 – 14)

Join us in Charlotte, North Carolina, for LSR 2023 from September 11 – 14 to discuss technological and scientific developments in LSR and explore its countless industry applications. RDAbbott is an organizer, co-sponsor, and co-exhibitor for this event, which will include technical presentations by two of our supplier partners: Dow and DuPont. RDAbbott will also moderate a panel discussion about dosing systems and interact with attendees in its shared exhibit space with Dow.

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Webinar Recording: “Effect of Thermax® N990 on EPDM Electrical Percolation Threshold”

Electrical resistivity is an important property for various EPDM applications, such as wire and cable, battery and fuel cell gaskets, and automotive profiles. To achieve the specified electrical resistivity values in these applications, it is necessary to replace smaller particle size furnace blacks with mineral fillers and/or larger particle size carbon blacks. This 47-minute presentation highlights the results of Cancarb’s technical study that compared blends of hard clay, Thermax® N990, and N550, and evaluated how the size, structure, and surface chemistry of these filler systems impact the insulative and conductive behaviors of the EPDM compounds.

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Humberto Ibáñez Named Sr. Account Manager for R.D. Abbott de México

RDAbbott has hired Humberto Ibáñez as Senior Account Manager for R.D. Abbott de México. Ibáñez joined RDAbbott’s México subsidiary on June 6, 2023, and is responsible for developing business relationships, fostering sales growth, and providing technical support to customers in México. Ibáñez brings strong technical sales skills to his new role and has many years of experience selling Cancarb Limited’s Thermax® brand medium thermal carbon blacks.

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DiamondKote™ DKW-4185 Reduces Buildup and Increases Productivity

ITW Pro Brands is promoting a new mold release agent, DiamondKote™ DKW-4185, for faster and easier mold cleaning. This water-based, semi-permanent product releases polyacrylate rubber, butyl rubber, natural rubber, SBR, EPDM, and most sulfur-cured elastomers from mold surfaces. DiamondKote™ DKW-4185 can also be used with FKM that is amine-cured or bisphenol-cured, and with rubber-to-metal bonded parts.

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