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LSR 2022 (September 13 – 15)

Plan to join RDAbbott at LSR 2022, the premiere conference about liquid silicone rubber (LSR), in Irvine, California, from September 13 – 15. RDAbbott is an organizer, co-sponsor, and co-exhibitor for this event, which will include technical presentations by RDAbbott and two of our supplier partners: Dow and DuPont. RDAbbott will also moderate a panel discussion about LSR processing and interact with attendees in its shared exhibit space with Dow.

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Manufacturing with Silicone Rubber: A Comprehensive Workshop (August 22 – 25)

Join us August 22 – 25 in 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 and insights, along with equipment troubleshooting tips for processing silicone rubber, from industry professionals through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on evaluation.

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New EV Resource for Parker LORD Chemlok® Products

Parker LORD has launched a web page that explains how its Chemlok® rubber-to-substrate bonding products are used in electric vehicles. This new resource includes an overview video, information about adhesives and coatings for weatherstripping and glass, information about dielectric coatings for battery packs, and explanations of how Chemlok® products are used in motor mounts and suspension parts.

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“Polymer Modification Roadmap for Elastomers: Plasticizers and Maglite®” Webinar by RDAbbott (July 28)

Join us on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) for a free webinar about Hallstar ester plasticizers and magnesium oxides. In this webinar, Hallstar experts from both its technical and commercial teams will present a deep-dive into plasticizer selection and demonstrate how their high-quality magnesium oxides make it the leading brand for critical elastomer applications.

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“Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid” Video Documentary on Rubber Industry Reaches TV Audiences

RDAbbott will educate TV audiences about the past, present, and future of the rubber industry in a five-minute documentary filmed by the Viewpoint Project and hosted by actor Dennis Quaid.

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“New Developments in High Performance Elastomers for Tire Applications” Webinar by RDAbbott (June 28)

Global regulations, tire labeling, strict OE requirements, vehicle electrification, and customer expectations are driving advancements in tire applications. In this webinar, you’ll learn about material requirements vital for next-generation tire treads and recent product developments that address them. You’ll also learn how these product developments can be extended to non-tire applications, such as belting, anti-vibration bushings, roll covers, and rubber tracks which include blends with other elastomers like NR, SBR, CR and NBR.

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Webinar Recording: “Benefits of Thermax N990 to Rubber Compounding”

RDAbbott recently hosted a webinar titled “Benefits of Thermax® N990 to Rubber Compounding.” This 53-minute presentation about Cancarb Thermax® N990 thermal carbon black was livestreamed on April 28, 2022. It is part of RDAbbott’s 2022 Webinar Series, which provided technical insights and processing recommendations from its supplier partners.

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RDAbbott Educates Television Audiences about the Rubber Industry

In this five-minute video documentary filmed by the Viewpoint Project, RDAbbott reviews the past, present, and future of the rubber industry. Starting May 2022, this documentary will start airing between longer-form programming on Public Television stations across the United States.

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RDAbbott to Exhibit and Present at 2022 International Silicone Conference

RDAbbott will exhibit and present at the 2022 International Silicone Conference, a biennial event for the silicone industry that is organized by Rubber News. The conference is scheduled for May 10 and 11 at the Sheraton Suites Akron in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. RDAbbott will exhibit in tabletop booth #10, deliver a technical presentation, and provide the closing address. RDAbbott industry veterans Rick Ziebell and John Carroll will share valuable information and insights at an event where the elite in the silicone industry meet.

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RDAbbott to Exhibit Mining Industry Solutions at CIM EXPO (Booth 1705)

RDAbbott Canada, Ltd. will showcase materials and technologies for the mining industry at this year’s CIM Convention & EXPO in booth #1705. CIM, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, is returning to in-person events and hosting CIM EXPO, Canada’s premier mining trade show, at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West Building) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from May 1 to 3, 2022.

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