RDAbbott is celebrating its 75th anniversary and launching a year-long campaign called 75 Acts of Kindness that will give back to its communities, industries, and employees. The company was founded on December 14, 1948, by Robert David Abbott, a Southern California entrepreneur with a passion for education and the local rubber industry. RDAbbott has evolved from a regional distributor into a multi-faceted supplier that innovates across distribution, materials science, process engineering, and product customization. Yet it remains true to its roots of putting people ahead of profit.
Three more RDAbbott leaders have been nominated for an Honorary Lifetime Membership in The Los Angeles Rubber Group, Inc. (TLARGI). The nominees are Keith Thomas, RDAbbott’s CEO; Rick Ziebell, Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow; and Russ Shorter, Senior Account Manager. TLARGI announced the nominations at its annual Christmas Party, on December 3, 2023.
The Greater Akron Polymer Cluster recently provided an “Exploring Polymers Workshop” to high school students in Barberton, Ohio. Representatives from RDAbbott, NovationSi, and FocusCFO® presented the two-part series to Honors Chemistry students at Barberton High School.
Cancarb Limited recently raised money for cancer research, donated money to a local university, and sponsored a fundraiser to help provide meals to neighbors in need. These efforts are part of Cancarb’s ongoing #CancarbCares campaign.
Five grades of PremiX® polymer-bound materials from RDC meet the EU’s Seveso III (2012/18/EU) Directive for hazardous substances. That makes these products easier and less expensive to ship, store, and handle. The five grades are PremiX® ZNO 80, PremiX® ZNO Active, PremiX® CBS 80, PremiX® TBBS 80, and PremiX® MBTS 80.
For the second time in three years, Cancarb Limited has received the highest possible sustainability rating from EcoVadis, a global provider of corporate and environmental scorecards. Cancarb’s Platinum Sustainability Rating indicates that the maker of Thermax® medium thermal carbon black is in the top 1% of rated suppliers.
RDAbbott and NovationSi recently gave a group of Ohio middle schoolers a firsthand look at American manufacturing in action. On July 12th, approximately fifteen students from Barberton Middle School toured the 127,000+ sq. ft. facility in Barberton, Ohio, which is NovationSi’s headquarters and RDAbbott’s Northeast hub. The students learned how LSR and HCR differ, as well as how they’re made, tested, colored, and cured.
Cancarb Limited celebrated its 50th anniversary this year with a $50,000 donation to the Cancarb Employee and Alumni Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta (CFSA).
Employees of Cancarb Limited in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, have donated 18 new and gently used adult and children’s bicycle helmets to a local non-profit organization. The cyclists among Cancarb identified a community need for greater bicycle safety and presented the donation to the Saamis Immigration Services Association.
ARLANXEO now offers Keltan® Eco EPDM that meets the requirements of mass balance, a model for tracking sustainable feedstock and encouraging the circular economy. In a related development, ARLANXEO will rename its Keltan® Eco grades to reflect the feedstock source. These name changes are scheduled for January 1, 2024.