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Humberto Ibáñez Named Sr. Account Manager for R.D. Abbott de México

RDAbbott has hired Humberto Ibáñez as Senior Account Manager for R.D. Abbott de México. Ibáñez joined RDAbbott’s México subsidiary on June 6, 2023, and is responsible for developing business relationships, fostering sales growth, and providing technical support to customers in México. Ibáñez brings strong technical sales skills to his new role and has many years of experience selling Cancarb Limited’s Thermax® brand medium thermal carbon blacks.

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DiamondKote™ DKW-4185 Reduces Buildup and Increases Productivity

ITW Pro Brands is promoting a new mold release agent, DiamondKote™ DKW-4185, for faster and easier mold cleaning. This water-based, semi-permanent product releases polyacrylate rubber, butyl rubber, natural rubber, SBR, EPDM, and most sulfur-cured elastomers from mold surfaces. DiamondKote™ DKW-4185 can also be used with FKM that is amine-cured or bisphenol-cured, and with rubber-to-metal bonded parts.

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Manufacturing with Silicone Rubber: A Comprehensive Workshop (August 15 – 18)

Join us August 15 – 18 in Barberton, Ohio, for “Manufacturing with Silicone Rubber,” a comprehensive workshop hosted by RDAbbott from a fabricator’s point-of-view. Attendees of this four-day workshop will learn practical techniques, testing methods, and insights, plus equipment troubleshooting tips for processing silicone rubber, from industry professionals through a combination of classroom instruction and interactive workshops.

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“Cold-Bond 150: A One-Part System that Requires No Dumping and Mixing” Webinar by Parker Lord (July 27)

In this webinar, Lexa Thompson, Market Expansion Manager for Parker Lord, will provide a comprehensive overview of the features, benefits, and ideal applications of Parker Lord’s Chemlok® Cold-Bond (CB) 150 Adhesive one-part system.

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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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“LSR Solutions for Compatibility with Fire Retardant Plastics” Webinar by RDAbbott (June 29)

In this upcoming webinar, Dr. Noel Chang, Technical Service and Development Leader for Dow Consumer Solutions, and Dr. Jessica Ding, the Marketing Manager for Dow, will describe SILASTIC™ 921X LSR Series for sealing that’s compatible with connector housings made of flame-retardant plastics.

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Levi J. Cottington Named Vice President, Head of Supply Chain for RDAbbott

RDAbbott has named Levi Jim Cottington Vice President, Head of Supply Chain. In this vital role, Cottington is responsible for driving speed and predictable results for RDAbbott’s customers through prioritization, risk mitigation, and complexity management.

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Brian Swanton Named Director, Process Engineering for NovationSi

NovationSi, the manufacturing subsidiary for RDAbbott, has named Brian Swanton as Director of Process Engineering. Swanton holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technology University and has over 28 years of silicone experience, including extensive service with Dow and Dupont. Swanton holds multiple patents and has developed or scaled up at least forty products, which now represent a minimum of $100M in annual sales.

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Gabriel Rodriguez Named Sr. Account Manager for R.D. Abbott de México

RDAbbott has hired Gabriel Rodriguez as Senior Account Manager for R.D. Abbott de México. Rodriguez joined RDAbbott’s Mexico subsidiary on January 1, 2023, and is responsible for developing business relationships, fostering sales growth, and providing technical support to customers in the northern territories of México.

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“Effect of Thermax® N990 on EPDM Electrical Percolation Threshold” Webinar by RDAbbott (June 7)

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. Join us on June 7, 2023, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) to hear 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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