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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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Webinar Recording: “New Selective Adhesion LSRs Enable More Efficient Fabrication of Automotive Seals”

The mobility industry is rapidly transforming, driven by the accelerating adoption rate of electric vehicles and the need for more sustainable material science solutions. This 1-hour presentation introduces a new series of selective adhesion liquid silicone rubber from Dow that is targeted to improve efficiency in designing and fabricating various automotive seals.

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Dow’s “Seek Together” Podcast Discusses the Future of Mobility

Dow discusses the future of mobility in its “Seek Together” Podcast. Host Eva Saha is joined by Tim Boven, Dow’s Global MobilityScience™ Director, and James Barclay of the Jaguar TCS Racing Team. Barclay provides an under-the-hood look at materials science innovations from Dow that helped the racing team make history during the 2020/2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

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Alpha Technologies Studies Recycled Rubber Powders and Mix Quality

Alpha Technologies has published a study about measuring the quality of mixes that contain recycled rubber powders (RRP). The authors compared ASTM test standards that are designed for use with rubber process analyzers and determined which tests are most and least effective with RRPs.

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Webinar Recording: “The ABCs of RDC: Rubber Dispersion Chemicals”

RDAbbott recently hosted a webinar titled “The ABCs of RDC: Rubber Dispersion Chemicals.” This 25-minute presentation about leading products and new solutions from RDC S.r.l. was livestreamed on March 30, 2023.

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Dow Case Study: SILASTIC™ Moldable Silicone for Emergency Vehicle Lighting

Dow has published a case study that explains how its award-winning SILASTIC™ MS-4007 Moldable Silicone enabled award-winning emergency vehicle lighting. Dow’s two-part, heat-cured silicone resin is lighter than glass, resists yellowing better than plastic, and can withstand high heat and moisture while providing excellent light transmittance for optical clarity.

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Dow Technical Presentation: Optical Silicones Advance New LED Applications

Dow has shared a technical presentation about how its optical silicones are advancing new LED applications in automotive lighting, sports stadium lighting, and UV drinking water purification systems. This information-rich resource examines the benefits of using SILASTIC™ Moldable Optical Silicones.

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Hallstar Technical Presentation: Polymeric Esters as Phthalate Replacements in Vinyl Foams

Hallstar is sharing a technical presentation about replacing phthalates with polymeric esters in vinyl foams. Researchers determined that high-quality vinyl foam can be produced using a polymeric ester plasticizer as either a partial replacement or a full replacement for DIDP, a monomeric phthalate plasticizer.

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