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Announcing RDAbbott’s 2021 Webinar Series with March 30 Kick-Off

RDAbbott is launching a new webinar series that will provide technical insights and processing recommendations, feature new products and technologies, and showcase solutions from supplier partners. The first webinar in this free series, “Third-Stream Additives that Modify LSR and HCR,” is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PT) and will explain how RDAbbott and NovationSi, with its revolutionary NovaSperse® third-stream modifier technologies, are advancing ways to change the functional properties of cured articles in situ of the liquid injection molding process.

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RDAbbott Announces Alpha Technologies Spring Webinar Series

RDAbbott is announcing that Alpha Technologies will host a three-day series of live webinars about rubber testing. The series will begin on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, and includes 12 webinars on a variety of topics. Each webinar will be led by an elastomer industry expert and cost $100 to attend. Participants will gain insights about the rheology behind Alpha Technologies’ instruments and learn how to troubleshoot material and process issues.

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Cancarb Completes Sixth Unit Expansion

Cancarb Limited recently announced the completion and successful commissioning of the sixth unit at its thermal carbon black production facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. This expansion brings capacity for its Thermax® brand of thermal carbon black products to 54,000 MT per year.

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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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“Godfather of Silicone” Marks 50 Years of Service

RDAbbott is celebrating John Carroll’s 50 years in the rubber industry. Known affectionately as “JC”, Carroll has also been dubbed the “Godfather of Silicone,” by his peers, for his leadership and mentorship in the silicone industry. Join us as we celebrate JC’s contributions—and his character—with tributes from industry leaders and tales from a half-century of service.

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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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