K 2019 (October 16 – 23)

Automotive LED Headlamp Optic Featured at K Show 2019

RDAbbott is proud to announce its partnership with Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd., in Hall 15, Booth B04, at K 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany, October 16 – 23, 2019, featuring their linear guided, all-electric ECSXIII 50-Ton LSM Injection Molding Machine (IMM) retrofitted for Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), using integrated high precision hot-runner control and a quick-release barrel system, as well as advanced robotic applications from EPF Automation.

The collaborative production cell will feature an ELMET Top 5000 P Metering & Mixing system, dispensing Dow SILASTIC™ MS-1002 Moldable Optical Silicone into a two-cavity mold from M.R. Mold & Engineering, utilizing their Universal Base with a single-drop cold runner system, to produce an automotive LED headlamp optic custom designed by LumenFlow Corp.

The cell will also utilize a Frigel Microgel™ RCM40/6 HP combination water-cooled chiller and a Yushin FRA-015S-15-8.5-C1 Take-Out Robot with a custom engineered, dual-function end-of-arm-tool.

This cell will demonstrate how optically clear silicone can be molded in applications that plastics are incapable of doing. SILASTIC™ MS-1002 material, like the rest of the Dow SILASTIC™ Moldable Optical Silicone portfolio, exhibits excellent performance in demanding environmental conditions and enables complex optic design that cannot be replicated with more rigid materials. To purchase this material, or for more information, contact RDAbbott.


About K 2019
K 2019, known as “The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber,” scheduled to take place in Düsseldorf from 16 to 23 October 2019, is fully booked. Over 3000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries have registered to participate. K will occupy the entire Düsseldorf exhibition grounds with some 175,000 m² of net exhibition space, and more than 200,000 trade visitors from all over the world are expected come to the event.

K is the performance barometer for the entire industry and its global marketplace for innovations. For eight days, the “Who’s Who” of the entire plastics and rubber world will meet here to demonstrate the industry’s capabilities, discuss current trends and set the course for the future. To learn more, visit www.k-online.com.

About RDAbbott
R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. (RDAbbott) is a full-service elastomers supplier and materials science company that’s been serving the rubber industry since 1948. They are staffed with rubber industry experts, equipped with comprehensive testing laboratories, and stocked with leading elastomer products in warehouse locations throughout North America. Featured laboratory services include in-house design and development capabilities (under ISO 9001:2015). Their product line encompasses a best-in-class list of elastomeric polymers, rubber chemicals and dispersions, polymeric plasticizers, fillers, bonding agents, and testing equipment—all from respected manufacturers with trusted name brands. To learn more, visit www.RDAbbott.com.

About Toshiba Machines
Since the Toshiba Machine Group was founded in 1949, it has helped Japan and the world develop by supplying the machines required by industry. Currently, they are aiming to become a “comprehensive machinery manufacturer that supports the world’s ‘monozukuri'” by focusing on four strategic key phrases: “energy and environment,” “improving labor productivity,” “IoT (Note 1) and ICT (Note 2),” and “handling new materials.” These four strategic key phrases are important for the automobile, electronics, optical, and nanotechnology industries that are in the spotlight today, because we will be developing, manufacturing, selling, and providing retrofit after-sales services for injection machines, die-cast machines, extruders, microscopic transcriptional machinery, precision machinery, machine tools, electronic control devices, industrial robots, etc. Visit www.toshiba-machine.co.jp/en/ to learn more.

About EPF Automation
EPF was founded in 1961 and today is active nationally and internationally in the fields of industrial automation, plastic molding and renewable energy, where it operates under the brands EPF Automation, EPF Plastic and EPF Energy, three realities based on a know-how common how gained over more than fifty years. The ability to look to the future while remaining faithful to its history and values ​​has allowed EPF to grow while maintaining a constant balance between experience and innovation. Today, like yesterday, the development of innovative, reliable and sustainable solutions is the main objective underlying the company’s business. Visit www.epf.it to learn more.

ELMET of Oftering, Austria, established in 1996, is an internationally successful developer and manufacturer of LSR dosing systems, fully automatic injection molds, valve gate cold decks, and turnkey installations for processing silicones and rubbers. Including the staff of its ELMET North America sales and service organization, the company has some 200 staff. Visit www.elmet.com to learn more.

About Dow Performance Silicones
Dow Performance Silicones delivers a portfolio of performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of customers and industries around the world. The business uses innovative silicon-based technology to provide solutions and ingredients to customers in commercial construction and high-performance building, consumer goods, silicone elastomers, and pressure sensitive industries. As a global leader in innovation and silicone technology, we are committed to bringing new and proven solutions to the market that do more for our customers and continue to improve the lives of consumers worldwide. Visit www.consumer.dow.com to learn more.

About M.R. Mold & Engineering
M.R. Mold & Engineering is a global leader in the design and manufacture of injection molds for LSR, silicone gumstock, thermoset and thermoplastics. From concept through completion, M.R. Mold applies the expertise and technology to speed your product to market. Product development, design, engineering, manufacturing, validation and molding are all performed in-house. Visit www.mrmold.com to learn more.

About Frigel
Delivering intelligent process cooling systems since the 1960s, Frigel designs and manufactures custom, modular process cooling systems engineered to optimize productivity, profitability and quality. Its technologies are proven worldwide in helping customers use less water, less energy and less chemicals – all with maximum uptime. Frigel technologies include the internationally patented Ecodry adiabatic central cooler, modular central chiller systems, Microgel machine-side chillers, and Turbogel and Thermogel machine-side heated temperature control units. Its product line also includes Aquagel pumping and filtration equipment.

Frigel is headquartered in Scandicci (Florence), Italy. With regional locations in Italy, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, India and Germany, Frigel provides process cooling solutions anywhere in the world. The company’s Frigel North America operation is located in East Dundee, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and is responsible for engineering, sales, service and parts for the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.frigel.com.

About Yushin America, Inc.
Yushin America, Inc. (YAI) was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island. They are known worldwide for their expertise in robotics for the plastics industry. They offer a wide range of automation technology, ranging from individual robots for parts removal, to fully integrated factory automation for flexing/closing, assembly, decoration, inspection and packaging. End-of-arm tools, conveyors and safety guarding are also provided by YAI. Their ongoing commitment is to provide customers with innovative automation solutions that maximize savings, minimize risks, and are thoroughly supported over the life of the investment. They are the oldest and largest subsidiary company of Yushin Precision Equipment Co., Ltd. of Kyoto, Japan, one of the world’s largest suppliers of robots for the injection molding industry. Visit www.yushinamerica.com to learn more.

About LumenFlow Corp.
LumenFlow Corp.® was formed in August 2000 by a small team of engineers who worked together designing and manufacturing laser leveling systems for the construction industry. The combined skillset of these engineers gave LumenFlow the ability to provide solutions to photonics problems that were manufacture-ready, lean, and cost-effective. Initially LumenFlow specialized in the design and manufacturing of custom optical devices and sub-assemblies. These optical systems were made to perform across many industries; including machine vision, OEM automotive, military and defense, agricultural, production, and medical to name a few. LumenFlow continues to service these industries and more. To learn more, visit www.lumenflow.com.