Starting February 23, RDAbbott will launch its 2023 webinar series that will feature technical insights, material updates, and processing recommendations from our supplier partners throughout the year.
RDAbbott has named Mat Dove as National Sales Manager and Jason Huff as East Coast Sales Manager. Both promotions will become effective on January 1, 2023. Dove, the current East Coast Sales Manager, will assume a newly created position that is responsible for managing all sales efforts nationwide. Huff, a current Senior Account Manager for the U.S. Midwest, will assume Dove’s previous position and manage East Coast sales.
RDAbbott will share its rubber industry knowledge at Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication, an in-person course from M.R. Toub Training from January 31 to February 3, 2023. Rick Ziebell will be an instructor for this university-accredited course, which will provide participants with 3.2 continuing education credits from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Dow has launched a new series of selective adhesion LSR products for the mobility and transportation industry. SILASTIC™ SA 994X LSRs are primer-less, self-adhesive, and available in standard and self-lubricating versions with a one-to-one mix ratio for two-component injection molding with thermoplastic substrates. These new LSR materials were specifically developed to target adhesion to polybutylene terephthalates (PBT) and polyamides (PA).
RDAbbott and NovationSi have released a holiday video that transforms a classic Christmas poem into a tale from today’s rubber industry. “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” an eighteenth-century poem that is credited to various authors, features a cast of RDAbbott and NovationSi employees from the companies’ Garden Grove, California, and Barberton, Ohio Service Centers.
Hallstar has finalized its purchase of LANXESS’ ester manufacturing facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. The acquisition expands the Chicago-based company’s manufacturing capacity, product portfolio, and employee roster. As part of the acquisition, Hallstar is gaining new product lines of brominated flame retardants and phthalate-free plasticizers, including benzoate and citrate esters.
Thanks to a monetary contribution by Cancarb Limited, 16 trees were added to Lions Park in Redcliff, Alberta, Canada. Cancarb also volunteered its employees to assist with planting the trees alongside fellow townsmen.
RDAbbott will showcase its extensive portfolio of elastomer products and technologies at the International Elastomers Conference (IEC), an industry-leading event hosted by the Rubber Division, ACS in Knoxville, Tennessee, from October 10 to 13 (Booth 613). RDAbbott will also highlight the capabilities of its supplier partners who are exhibiting and, in some cases, presenting technical papers during IEC’s Technical Conference.
RDAbbott is a co-organizer, sponsor, and exhibitor for LSR 2022, the premiere conference about liquid silicone rubber (LSR), which can be used with liquid injection molding (LIM) to produce high-quality silicone parts. This year’s event is scheduled for September 13 – 15, 2022, in Irvine, California, and will include technical presentations by RDAbbott and several of its supplier partners. RDAbbott will also participate in a panel discussion about LSR Processing.
RDAbbott has hired Sean Djuricic as Account Manager for outside sales starting with the U.S. West Coast. Sean is a rubber industry professional with 20+ years of sales and marketing experience. Previously, Sean was the sales and marketing manager for Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. (ARDL), which provides testing and development services to the rubber and plastic industries.