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Novel Electrically Conductive Silicone Compounds, Using NovationSi and Zeon Technologies, Are Helping Medical Science

In a recent press release, NovationSi announced a newly developed HCR healthcare compounds that enhances electrical properties of silicone rubber, using patent-pending technologies that incorporate a revolutionary single-wall carbon nanotube (“SG101”) developed by Zeon Corporation.

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RDAbbott Christmas Video Mixes Holiday Cheer with Virtual Meeting Humor

RDAbbott has released a humorous holiday video called “The RDAbbott Bunch,” a joyful parody of the theme song from “The Brady Bunch,” a popular television show from the 1970s. RDAbbott’s 2020 Christmas video was recorded and produced remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic and features 16 singing employees (plus kids and pets) in separate, socially distanced locations.

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RDAbbott to Distribute ARLANXEO Products in Mexico

RDAbbott has signed an exclusive agreement with ARLANXEO Performance Elastomers to distribute select ARLANXEO polymers throughout all of Mexico.

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RDAbbott and Rubber Division, ACS Celebrate Women in the Rubber Industry with New Video

RDAbbott and Rubber Division, ACS are celebrating women’s contributions to the rubber industry with a powerful new video. The video debuted during the October 21st “Women of Rubber” event at the 2020 International Elastomer Conference.

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Cancarb Continues Unit 6 Expansion for Increased Thermax® Production

Cancarb is making continued progress on the construction of a sixth thermal carbon black unit at its facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, which is expected to be completed by . The processes and equipment in Unit 6 will be the same as in other units, but RDAbbott understands that some customers may require samples of materials that are produced in this new unit.

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RDAbbott Celebrates Tom Martin’s 25 Years of Service

RDAbbott is celebrating Tom Martin’s 25 years with our company and recognizing his many contributions to the rubber industry. During his lengthy career, he’s done everything from plant maintenance to working as a mill operator, calendar operator, lab technician, chemist, estimator, technical service representative, and account representative. While he followed in his father’s rubber industry footsteps, he’s clearly left his own mark.

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Coronavirus Risk Management

The outbreak of the coronavirus is certainly attracting attention across the globe. We at RDAbbott consider the health and safety of our employees and guests as a top priority.

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RDAbbott Provides Instructors for TLARGI’s Basic Rubber Technology Course

RDAbbott will provide the instructors for The Los Angeles Rubber Group’s (TLARGI) 2020 Basic Rubber Technology Course. RDAbbott’s Rick Ziebell, Technical Fellow and Vice President of Technology, and Matt Rogers, Applications Engineering and Technical Support, will lead this 15-week course that begins on August 27th and ends on December 17th. The course consists of live weekly webinars that will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (Pacific Time).

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RDAbbott’s VP of Technology to Present Third-Stream Additive Solutions for Modifying LSR Properties at Smithers Virtual U.S. Summit

Rick Ziebell, RDAbbott’s Vice President of Technology, is scheduled to present “Modifying Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Properties with Third-Stream Additives,” on Wednesday, July 1, from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM at the Smithers Silicone & TPE Elastomers U.S. Virtual 2020 Summit.

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Technical Article in Rubber World: Challenges in Extrusions Met with Branched High Molecular Weight Keltan® 13561C EPDM

Check out this recent technical article from ARLANXEO published in Rubber World’s May 2020 Issue. While Keltan® 13561C has a strong reputation for being a premier EPDM grade for extruded seal formulations, this study demonstrates how it is also a principal tool for automotive hose formulations.

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