Category: News Releases

RDAbbott Expands LORD Distribution to Canada

RDAbbott has signed a new distribution agreement with LORD Corporation to expand its distribution of LORD adhesives and coatings to Canada. This new agreement will be facilitated and managed locally by RDAbbott’s newly established division, RDAbbott Canada, Ltd., based out of Burlington, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area.

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R.D. Abbott to Showcase Advances in LAM with Heat-Cured Silicone Components at MD&M West 2019

RDAbbott will demonstrate a revolutionary L280 LAM 3D printer in M.R. Mold & Engineering’s Booth #1346 at MD&M West in Anaheim, California, from February 5 to 7. Rick Ziebell, Technology Fellow for RDAbbott, will also present a paper, “LAM of Silicone Rubber Components,” on February 5 from 3:15 to 4:00 PM. MD&M West attendees who are seeking greater design possibilities, finer controls, and significantly faster times-to-market are invited to learn more.

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RDAbbott to Attend Plastics and Rubber in Automotive Conference

RDAbbott will showcase material advancements and process innovations for the transportation industry at the Plastics and Rubber in Automotive Conference in Novi, Michigan, on January 14 and 15. RDAbbott will also deliver a technical presentation and invites attendees to another informational event.

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RDAbbott to Distribute ARLANXEO HPE Nationwide

RDAbbott has signed a new distribution agreement with ARLANXEO, a world-leading synthetic rubber company, to expand its distribution of ARLANXEO’s High Performance Elastomers (HPE) nationwide to the continental United States.

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Alpha Technologies Launches the Premier ESR Test Instrument

Alpha Technologies introduces the new ESR (Encapsulated Sample Rheometer) to the Premier™ instrument line. These new products feature advancements in rubber and polymer process analytics that stay true to Alpha’s exceptional test sensitivity, repeatability, and reproducibility standards.

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RDAbbott Celebrates 70th Anniversary, Full Steam Ahead

RDAbbott is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and is certainly not losing any steam. Rather, RDAbbott is accelerating into an elastomer company that innovates across distribution, manufacturing and applied science with premium products, comprehensive testing laboratories and strategically-located warehouses. But the company’s most prized asset continues to be its people—who help to bring connections, contributions and commitment to the rubber industry at large.

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Adhesion of Millable Polyurethane to General Purpose Rubber

Check out this recent Technical Notebook article from Rubber and Plastics News, featuring TSE Industries, which highlights techniques and benefits for bonding Millable Polyurethane to general purpose rubber.

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Tokai Carbon Celebrates 100th Anniversary

On May 22, Cancarb’s parent company, Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd., hosted a 100th anniversary celebration near their headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Our CEO Keith Thomas had the privilege of attending this milestone celebration. Here are a few of his reflections from this celebration.

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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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Krynac® 33110 F and Krynac® M 3340 F to the Rescue

Based on ZEON Corporation’s recent announcement to discontinue their Nipol 1082 and 1082 V nitrile elastomers, we wanted share two potential NBR offsets from ARLANXEO: Krynac® 33110 F and Krynac® M 3340 F

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