Technical Presentation: Third-Stream Additives that Modify LSR and HCR

During the 2020 International Silicone Conference hosted by Rubber & Plastics News, Rick Ziebell RDAbbott’s Technical Fellow and Vice President of Technology, provided a technical presentation titled “Third-Stream Additives that Modify LSR and HCR.” A PDF of this presentation is now available for your review.

In this presentation you’ll learn how RDAbbott, a leader in materials science, and NovationSi, a premiere supplier of color dispersions, are working together to customize functional LSR properties during the liquid injection molding process (LIM) with revolutionary third-stream additives dispersion technologies.

These new additives significantly advance the potential applications for LSR molding. For example, third-stream injection with:

  • NovaSperse® anti-static additives can stop static-cling and reduce friction with skin contact, both strong attributes in wearable device applications, and
  • NovaSperse® antimicrobial additives can reduce the spread of certain diseases by reducing silicone rubber’s tendency to support biofilms and microbial loads.

These new additives can also enhance HCR (silicone gum stocks) using other fabrication processes. To demonstrate this potential, Rick also introduces a case study of a novel low-impedance silicone rubber materials, which incorporate patent-pending nanotechnologies, and have recently received FDA clearance for use in non-invasive neuromodulation therapy.

Follow this link to access the technical presentation.

Additional Resources

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