Category: News Releases

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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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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M.R. Mold and RDAbbott to Highlight Silicone Technologies at NPE 2018

M.R. Mold and RDAbbott to highlight revolutionary silicone technologies at NPE 2018.

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R.D. Abbott Promotes New German RepRap LAM 3D Printer and Dow Performance Silicones 3D Printable EVOLV3D™ LC-3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber Capabilities

RDAbbott featured the latest addition to its technical services portfolio, a Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) 3D Printer, at the 2017 International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Proposed Changes to SCAQMD Rule 1168 for Adhesive and Sealant Applications Are Adopted

With a little help from RDAbbott, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board  ammended rule 1168 to allow the use of solvent-based Chemlok within the District on October 6, 2017.

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Shorten Your Time to Market with a Computer-Designed Plasticizer

Hallstar’s Paraplex® Approach draws upon decades of performance data to quickly create custom-designed plasticizers that meet the strictest design requirements. To learn more, check out their new video.

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Ongoing Shale Gas Finds Ensure Thermax® Stability

Next generation gas drilling techniques continue to evolve allowing the market access to previously unavailable large shale gas reserves.

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