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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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Dow Technical Presentation: Moldable Optical Silicones Enable Advanced Automotive Lighting

Dow is sharing a technical presentation about how its SILASTIC™ Moldable Optical Silicones are enabling advanced automotive lighting. For example, adaptive driving beam (ADB) technologies use a high-power LED matrix with a silicone primary lens. Rear lamps and indicators use linear LEDs with a silicone coupler and light guide. Dow’s technical presentation also covers material, mechanical, and optical properties.

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2023 RDAbbott Webinar Series

Starting February 23, RDAbbott will launch its 2023 webinar series that will feature technical insights, material updates, and processing recommendations from our supplier partners throughout the year.

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Dow Silicone Helps Lighting Manufacturer Improve Optical Assembly

A novel silicone material from Dow is helping LumenFlow, a provider of lighting solutions, to improve the accuracy and efficiency of its optical assembly operations. SILASTIC™ MS-1002 Moldable Silicone can withstand the high temperatures of reflow soldering and supports geometries that are not possible with the thermoplastics used in traditional optics.

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“An Introduction to Chemlok® Cold-Bond 150 Adhesive” Podcast Series Hosted by Mining Magazine

Mining Magazine recently hosted three podcast episodes to introduce Parker Lord’s new Chemlok® Cold-Bond (CB) 150 Adhesive one-part system. In this series of podcasts, Parker Lord’s scientists, application engineer and market leader dive a little deeper into the features, competitive advantages, performance data, and applications for Chemlok® CB 150.

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RDAbbott Product Line Card

RDAbbott is stocked with premium elastomer products in warehouses strategically located throughout the United States and Mexico.

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Webinar Recording: “Polymer Modification Roadmap for Elastomers: Plasticizers and Maglite®”

RDAbbott recently hosted a webinar titled “Polymer Modification Roadmap for Elastomers: Plasticizers and Maglite®.” This 59-minute presentation about Hallstar ester plasticizers and magnesium oxides was livestreamed on July 28, 2022.

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Webinar Recording: “SILASTIC™ Fully Fluorinated Liquid Silicone Rubber: Properties, Processing, and Applications”

RDAbbott is sharing a recording of their recent webinar titled “SILASTIC™ Fully Fluorinated Liquid Silicone Rubber: Properties, Processing, and Applications” This 41-minute presentation about F-LSR products from Dow was livestreamed on June 16, 2022.

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