Category: News Releases

Alpha Technologies Launches the Premier ESR Test Instrument

Alpha Technologies introduces the new ESR (Encapsulated Sample Rheometer) to the Premier™ instrument line. These new products feature advancements in rubber and polymer process analytics that stay true to Alpha’s exceptional test sensitivity, repeatability, and reproducibility standards.

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RDAbbott Celebrates 70th Anniversary, Full Steam Ahead

RDAbbott is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and is certainly not losing any steam. Rather, RDAbbott is accelerating into an elastomer company that innovates across distribution, manufacturing and applied science with premium products, comprehensive testing laboratories and strategically-located warehouses. But the company’s most prized asset continues to be its people—who help to bring connections, contributions and commitment to the rubber industry at large.

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Adhesion of Millable Polyurethane to General Purpose Rubber

Check out this recent Technical Notebook article from Rubber and Plastics News, featuring TSE Industries, which highlights techniques and benefits for bonding Millable Polyurethane to general purpose rubber.

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Tokai Carbon Celebrates 100th Anniversary

On May 22, Cancarb’s parent company, Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd., hosted a 100th anniversary celebration near their headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Our CEO Keith Thomas had the privilege of attending this milestone celebration. Here are a few of his reflections from this celebration.

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LORD Introduces New Cold Bonding Adhesive for Vulcanized Chloroprene, Chlorobutyl, and Neoprene Rubbers

LORD Corporation has announced the creation of Chemlok® CB, a one-component rubber-to-metal and rubber-to-rubber adhesive for bonding vulcanized substrates at room temperature. This REACH compliant adhesive has shown rubber tearing bonds to most formulations of chloroprene, neoprene, and chlorobutyl rubber. Applied like a contact adhesive but forming crosslinks between the rubber and substrate allows for ease of use while providing the bond strength needed for most applications.

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Krynac® 33110 F and Krynac® M 3340 F to the Rescue

Based on ZEON Corporation’s recent announcement to discontinue their Nipol 1082 and 1082 V nitrile elastomers, we wanted share two potential NBR offsets from ARLANXEO: Krynac® 33110 F and Krynac® M 3340 F

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Alpha Technologies Launches Modular Production Floor Testing Solutions

The new X-Series™ instruments are Alpha Technologies’ modular production floor solution for customers who are looking to bring testing closer to the rubber compound mixing line. Actionable rheological data is acquired immediately after the mixing process.

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Alpha Technologies Launches New Automated Production Floor Testing Solution

Alpha Technologies introduces the Alpha ATC™ (Automated Test Cell). This next-generation automated production floor testing solution will minimize human interaction as the sample goes through the testing process. The ATC™ receives a sample at the end of the mixing process and takes it through rheological testing all while providing batch release data using Alpha’s Enterprise software.

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Customized Service for Truckload or Less-Than-Truckload Quantities of ARLANXEO Materials

The relationship between ARLANXEO and RDAbbott is truly collaborative and focuses on how best to service our customers. RDAbbott offers tremendous ordering flexibility and operational versatility. In some cases, customers don’t have the warehouse space to inventory material or their applications don’t require a large amount of product. In response to this need, RDAbbott has been able to intercede on these customers’ behalf by stocking its warehouses with the products that customers want, in the amounts they need—strategically located throughout the United States.

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Automotive LED Headlamp Optic Featured at NPE2018

In booth W4143 at NPE2018, Zeiger Industries will be molding an automotive LED headlamp optic made from DOWSIL™ MS-4007 Moldable Silicone on a Milacron-Fanuc Roboshot a-S55iA with their new iHMI Controller that has a two cavity mold mounted to a M.R. Mold universal base with a single drop gated cold runner system. The production cell will utilize an ELMET TOP 5000P dosing system, a Thermal Care air cooled EQ3A01 portable chiller, and a Yushin YC-100S-11-8 robot with an E-Touch Compact controller, a custom engineered end-of-arm tool, and a Yushin indexing conveyor. A virtual molding simulation of the filling and curing process will be provided compliments of SIGMASOFT®. The Zeiger LSR Plug-n-Play Conversion Kit incorporates a Wexco777 water-cooled barrel, Zpringlok™ LSR pre-closed valve, ZSAR PM zero compression ratio screw and their proprietary barrel/screw sealing device.

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