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Webinar Recording: “SILASTIC™ Silicones for Electric Vehicles”

In this webinar recording, Jake Steinbrecher and Brad Jones, Technical Service & Development Scientists for Dow, highlight opportunities for silicone rubber in electric vehicles (EVs) with an emphasis on safety and material compatibility.

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Cancarb Shares How Thermax® N990 Improves EPDM PEM Cell Stack Gaskets

Cancarb Limited has published a Technical Bulletin that shows how Thermax® N990, a medium thermal carbon black, improves compounding and boosts the performance of EPDM gaskets for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. The benefits of adding Thermax® N990 to EPDM include good compression set, low-temperature flexibility, and increased resistance to heat and chemicals.

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Cancarb Shares Results of Concrete Water Immersion and Accelerated Weather Testing

Cancarb Limited has published a Technical Bulletin with the results of Concrete Water Immersion and Accelerated Weather Testing. The test compared the use of Thermax® N990, a medium thermal carbon black, and CARBOCOLOR®, a concrete colorant, to black iron oxide in concrete. The Cancarb products provided superior tint strength and weather resistance.

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Five RDC PremiX® Grades Meet EU Hazardous Material Requirements

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.

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Parker Lord Webinar Recording: UV Dielectric Coatings for EV Battery Packs

Parker Lord is sharing a recording of its webinar about Sipiol® UV dielectric coatings for EV battery packs. Jack Melhorn, Global Market Development Manager, explains the benefits of using this 100% VOC-free coating. Sipiol® UV dielectric coatings cure in seconds with ultraviolet (UV) light and offer improved edge coverage, increased throughput, and quick handling strength.

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Webinar Recording: “LSR Solutions for Compatibility with Fire Retardant Plastics”

In this webinar recording, Dr. Noel Chang, Technical Service and Development Leader for Dow Consumer Solutions, and Dr. Jessica Ding, the Marketing Manager for Dow, introduce SILASTIC™ 9212-50 LSR for sealing that’s compatible with connector housings made of flame-retardant plastics.

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Parker Lord Video Shows Rubber-to-Substrate Bonding for EVs

Parker Lord has released a new animated video that shows electric vehicle (EV) applications for its Chemlok® adhesives, Sipiol® adhesives and coatings, and Flocklok®/Flocksil® adhesive products. These proven solutions meet EV-specific challenges, such as heavier vehicle weights and greater suspension loads, while supporting automotive comfort, performance, and safety.

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Webinar Recording: “Effect of Thermax® N990 on EPDM Electrical Percolation Threshold”

Electrical resistivity is an important property for various EPDM applications, such as wire and cable, battery and fuel cell gaskets, and automotive profiles. To achieve the specified electrical resistivity values in these applications, it is necessary to replace smaller particle size furnace blacks with mineral fillers and/or larger particle size carbon blacks. This 47-minute presentation highlights the results of Cancarb’s technical study that compared blends of hard clay, Thermax® N990, and N550, and evaluated how the size, structure, and surface chemistry of these filler systems impact the insulative and conductive behaviors of the EPDM compounds.

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ARLANXEO Webinar Recordings: Elastomers x Adhesives Series

ARLANXEO is providing on-demand access to recordings of its six-part Elastomers x Adhesives webinar series. Each webinar recording lasts for approximately 45 minutes and addresses a different aspect of product development in adhesives. RDAbbott and ARLANXEO have also collaborated on various webinars as part of RDAbbott’s webinar series, and we invite you to contact us for recordings.

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Alpha Technologies Studies Viscoelastic Properties and Mix Quality

Alpha Technologies has published a study about rubber process analyzers (RPA), viscoelastic properties, and mix quality in a recent Technical Notebook for Rubber News. Authors John Dick and Richard Hanzlik compare the relative advantages of various viscoelastic properties that an RPA can measure. This article is the first in a two-part series by the authors.

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