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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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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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Technical Article in Rubber World: Elastomer Sealing Performance in Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Check out this recent technical article published in Rubber World’s April 2020 Issue. It provides a strong overview of the collaborative “Elastomer Sealing Performance in Hydrogen Fuel Cells” study conducted by RDAbbott, ARLANXEO, and Cancarb.

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David Lalancette Joins RDAbbott as Account Manager in Eastern Canada

RDAbbott has named David Lalancette as Account Manager for Quebec and the Canadian maritime provinces. Lalancette has more than 20 years of experience in technical sales and account management. As Account Manager for RDAbbott Canada, Ltd., Lalancette is responsible for technical sales and managing customer support.

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Krista Toutant Elected as Secretary for Rubber Division, ACS

RDAbbott’s Krista Toutant, a global sales and marketing professional with 18 years of focused experience in the rubber industry, has been elected Secretary for the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), an international association of elastomer industry professionals. The election marks the start of Toutant’s five-year progression to becoming Chair of the Executive Committee, Rubber Division’s governing body.

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RDAbbott Remains Open for Critical Distribution and Lab Services During COVID-19 Protocols

As a supplier of essential healthcare, medical device and infrastructure materials, RDAbbott will remain open to receive and ship materials, as well as provide critical laboratory services from its Cerritos, California, facility amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision is in accordance with all current national, state, and local guidelines associated with reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

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RDAbbott to Demonstrate Advances in LSR Overmolding for Thermally-Sensitive Components at MD&M West 2020

RDAbbott will demonstrate a revolutionary application for overmolding liquid silicone rubber (LSR) at MD&M West this year. RDAbbott, in partnership with M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp., will showcase a production cell where 50-durometer Dow SILASTIC™ LTC 9400 LSR, a low-temperature curing (LTC) elastomer for high-volume injection molding, is overmolded onto a custom-designed flying disc. Historically, LSR overmolding onto low-melting-point plastics and other thermally-sensitive components, such as electronics, has not been possible because of the high curing temperatures required.

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