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.
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.
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.
RDAbbott and Alpha Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced testing solutions for elastomer and polymer materials, are offering a Rheology Applications Course this winter. This one-day training will be held on Monday, February 10, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at RDAbbott’s headquarters at 16511 Carmenita Road in Cerritos, California.
RDAbbott has released a delightful holiday video called “Deck the Labs,” a good-natured parody of “Deck the Halls,” the classic Christmas carol. RDAbbott’s 2019 Christmas video was fully produced at the company’s headquarters and is the latest in a series of holiday messages that include “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (2018) and “Feliz Navidad” (2017). RDAbbott employees from across the enterprise enjoy planning and participating in this annual tradition.
German RepRap presents new product innovations in Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) and and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technologies at Formnext 2019 from November 19 – 22.
RDAbbott has hired Craig Lustek as their next application engineer. Craig has more than 20 years of experience in process engineering, research and development, product management and manufacturing with suppliers of elastomers and processing equipment.
RDAbbott is reducing environmental pollution, energy consumption, and landfillable waste by implementing recycling initiatives, increasing lighting efficiency, and minimizing waste streams. Along with reducing its use of resources, the California-based company envisions future efforts to reduce its carbon footprint through the addition of LED lighting.
RDAbbott is an organizer, sponsor and exhibitor for LSR 2019, the premiere event for liquid silicone rubber professionals. This year’s conference is scheduled for September 9-12, 2019, in Schaumburg, Illinois, and will include technical presentations, a new half-day workshop about LSR simulation at SIGMASOFT®, and a visit to equipment maker ARBURG to see silicone processing technologies. The keynote lecture is about design issues and will be followed by a panel discussion with silicone experts.
RDAbbott has hired Lincoln Gilmour as its Canada Sales and Business Manager. Lincoln brings more than 20 years of experience in sales leadership, business development and product management in both the adhesives and coatings markets.