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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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Rubber in Automotive Conference (June 1 – 3)

RDAbbott will advance elastomers that are revolutionizing automotive lighting and hydrogen fuel system technologies at the 2021 virtual Rubber in Automotive Conference. RDAbbott will sponsor an Ask the Expert session, share the results of technical research through a partner presentation, and engage event participants as a virtual exhibitor. The Rubber in Automotive Conference is sponsored by Rubber & Plastics News (RPN) and scheduled for June 1 to 3.

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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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“Silicone 2021” Livestream Webinar by RPN (May 20)

Rubber & Plastics News (RPN) will host a one-hour livestream event called “Silicone 2021: An Unsettled Market with Unlimited Applications” on May 20 from 2 PM – 3PM (ET). Editor Bruce Meyer and Reporter Andrew Schunk will moderate a panel discussion that includes RDAbbott’s John Carroll, a 50-year veteran of the silicone industry.

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“Chemlok® Overview, Best Practices and Troubleshooting” Webinar by RDAbbott (May 19)

RDAbbott is hosting a free training webinar titled, “Chemlok® Application and Troubleshooting,” that will feature rubber-to-substrate adhesives from Parker LORD. In this live webinar, Parker LORD Senior Scientist Jeff Means and Application Engineer Cristina DiFranco, will focus on proper substrate preparation, adhesive application, and molding best practices. They will also facilitate an interactive workshop, using webinar polls, for troubleshooting bond failures.

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“Introduction to ARLANXEO Keltan® EPDM” Webinar by RDAbbott (May 13)

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET), RDAbbott will host a free webinar called “Introduction to ARLANXEO Keltan® EPDMs.” This event will cover the basics of EPDM elastomers and EPDM compounding, including what’s important and key polymer criteria. In this live event, Pete Spanos, ARLANXEO’s Senior Technical Manager, will describe the properties, applications, and advantages of Keltan®, a broad portfolio of premium EPDM grades.

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“Elastomer Sealing Performance in Hydrogen Fuel Cells” Webinar by Ontario and Quebec Rubber Groups (May 4)

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ET) the Ontario and Quebec Rubber Groups will host a free webinar titled, “Elastomer Sealing Performance in Hydrogen Fuel Cells.” In this live webinar, ARLANXEO Polymer Scientist Jake Rawski will highlight elastomer sealing performance advancements using Thermax® N990 Carbon Black and X_Butyl® Bromobutyl designed for hydrogen fuel system technologies.

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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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Rubber Division, ACS Spring Technical Meeting (April 27 – 29)

Rubber Division, ACS will hold its Spring Technical Meeting from April 27 to 29, 2021, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Cleveland Rockside, in Independence, Ohio. This is the 199th technical meeting by the Rubber Division, which is part of the American Chemical Society (ACS). For RDAbbott and other members of the rubber industry, it’s an important opportunity to reconnect with customers and colleagues after the cancelation of last year’s in-person spring meeting because of the coronavirus.

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