Rubber Division, ACS will hold its Spring Technical Meeting from April 27 to 29, 2021, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Cleveland Rockside, in Independence, Ohio. This is the 199th technical meeting by the Rubber Division, which is part of the American Chemical Society (ACS). For RDAbbott and other members of the rubber industry, it’s an important opportunity to reconnect with customers and colleagues after the cancelation of last year’s in-person spring meeting because of the coronavirus.
Starting Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Alpha Technologies is hosting a three-day live webinar series on a wide variety of rubber testing topics. Rick Ziebell, RDAbbott’s Vice President of Technology, will be presenting on “Rubber Characterization for Computer Aided Design.”
TLARGI is gearing up to host its first web technical conference on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM (PT). Attendees will hear from familiar elastomer pros and some of RDAbbott’s trusted supplier partner representatives, such as John Dick, Pete Spanos, and Ed Norton.
On Tuesday, March 30, 2020, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET), RDAbbott is hosting a free webinar on “Third-Stream Additives that Modify LSR and HCR.” In this live event, Rick Ziebell, RDAbbott’s Technical Fellow and Vice President of Technology, will introduce revolutionary NovaSperse® Third-Stream Modifier technologies from NovationSi that are breaking new ground for modifying LSR properties during the liquid injection molding (LIM) process.
3M has recently launched new web resources for its next generation of 3M™ Dyneon™ Peroxide Cure Fluoroelastomers (FKMs). These next-gen FKMs offer many benefits over previous products, including high to excellent resistance against chemical fluids and good physical properties right out of the press. Plus, due to their ability to be cured without metal oxides, these FKMs have improved acid resistance for reduced volume swell.
3M is hosting a free webinar titled, “Fluoroelastomer Cure System Overview,” on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. This one-hour course will be focused on introducing fluoroelastomer cure chemistry, including the basics of crosslinking, types of cure systems used, cure mechanisms, the role of metal oxides play in curing and a brief overview of post curing.
Parker LORD recently hosted a webinar on “How to Solve Common Mold Release Problems.” We wanted to make sure you have access to this excellent resource.
In a recent press release, NovationSi announced a newly developed HCR healthcare compounds that enhances electrical properties of silicone rubber, using patent-pending technologies that incorporate a revolutionary single-wall carbon nanotube (“SG101”) developed by Zeon Corporation.
Parker LORD has released a couple more technical resources highlighting its revolutionary adhesion additive Chemlok® 3Stream (3S) that transforms regular LSR into self-bonding LSR.
RDAbbott is celebrating John Carroll’s 50 years in the rubber industry. Known affectionately as “JC”, Carroll has also been dubbed the “Godfather of Silicone,” by his peers, for his leadership and mentorship in the silicone industry. Join us as we celebrate JC’s contributions—and his character—with tributes from industry leaders and tales from a half-century of service.