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Rubber Characterization for CAD Webinar is Available On-Demand

Through chemorheological analysis, rubber fabricators and design engineers can understand the key quality characteristics of molded rubber parts before an initial prototype is made. Common types of CAD software support this computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis and can use data that is acquired from Alpha Technologies’ instruments. This April 2021 presentation covers the use of this equipment for CAE and explains how to enter the collected data into different types of CAD software.

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RDAbbott in the Automotive Industry

In this video presentation, RDAbbott’s Special Projects Manager Tom Martin provides an overview of the technical services and elastomer products RDAbbott provides, as well as highlights a few new rubber technologies impacting the transportation industry.

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“Optically Clear LSRs: A Guide to Advanced Elastomers” Webinar by RDAbbott (August 24)

Moldable optical silicones are becoming increasingly popular in automotive, architectural, outdoor, and general-purpose lighting applications. Fabricators, tool makers, and other rubber industry players are needed to support the material set for this growth. This discussion will help newcomers get started, inform the experienced and hopefully even enlighten veterans on clear LSRs. It will provide an in-depth look at the materials from an uncured state to a functioning part; explaining unique properties, technical details and optical terms.

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RDAbbott Products for Automotive Applications

For a comprehensive overview of ideal automotive applications from RDAbbott’s industry-leading supply partners, check out this PDF resource.

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“3M’s Peroxide Cured Fluoroelastomers in Automotive Applications” Webinar by 3M (July 28)

This one-hour course will review concentrate on 3M’s peroxide cure fluoroelastomer product offering and the automotive applications they can be used. This webinar will also review some basic compounding of fluoroelastomers and the role of metal oxides and hydroxides, various filler types, and processing aids.

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“Reduce Noise & Increase Passenger Comfort with Weatherstrip Coatings and Adhesives” Webinar by Parker LORD (June 23)

On Wednesday, June 23, 2020, at 9:00 AM (ET) the Engineered Materials Group of Parker LORD is hosting a webinar to share how its weatherstrip coatings and flock adhesives can enhance passenger comfort in both electric vehicles and combustion engines.

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RDAbbott to Champion Elastomers for High-Performance Designs at RPN’s Rubber in Automotive Conference

RDAbbott will advance elastomers that are revolutionizing automotive lighting and hydrogen fuel system technologies at the 2021 virtual Rubber in Automotive Conference. RDAbbott will sponsor an Ask the Expert session, share the results of technical research through a partner presentation, and engage event participants as a virtual exhibitor. The Rubber in Automotive Conference is sponsored by Rubber & Plastics News and scheduled for June 1 to 3.

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RDAbbott Joins RPN’s Silicone 2021 Livestream on May 20

RDAbbott will help power a Rubber & Plastics News (RPN) livestream called “Silicone 2021: An Unsettled Market with Unlimited Applications” on May 20 at 2:00 PM (ET). RDAbbott’s John Carroll, a 50-year industry veteran known as the “Godfather of Silicone,” will participate in the one-hour panel discussion and question-and-answer session. At a time when silicone prices are rising and silicone applications keep increasing, Carroll and other members of the expert panel will offer valuable insights about market trends, the virtues of silicones, as well as future business opportunities.

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RDAbbott to Attend Rubber Division, ACS Spring Technical Meeting

RDAbbott will reconnect with customers and colleagues at the Spring Technical Meeting for Rubber Division, ACS on Tuesday, April 27, and Wednesday, April 28. RDAbbott will attend technical meetings and share tabletop exhibits at this hybrid event, which will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Cleveland Rockside, in Independence, Ohio. Last year’s in-person spring meeting was canceled because of the coronavirus.

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“Perfluorinated Elastomer Overview” Webinar by 3M (June 23)

3M is hosting a free webinar titled, “Perfluorinated Elastomer Overview,” on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. This 45-minute course will concentrate on the markets and applications where perfluorinated elastomers are used, as well as highlight the types of gums and compounds available from 3M.

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