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3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomers Starter Recipes

3M is sharing a PDF brochure with starter recipes for its 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomers, advanced materials for automotive seals and hoses. These recipes are engineered within desirable property windows for automotive applications and can help give you a competitive edge.

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3M Webinar Recording: Peroxide Cured Fluoroelastomers in Automotive Applications

3M is sharing a recording of a recent webinar called “Peroxide Cured Fluoroelastomers in Automotive Applications.” This one-hour course provides an overview of fluoroelastomers in various automotive applications, introduces next-generation peroxide cured products from 3M, and shares a case study about coolant resistance.

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Hallstar Supports Future of STEM Scholars’ Initiative

Hallstar is supporting the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative by sponsoring a chemistry student from one of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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Webinar Recording: Optically Clear LSRs: A Guide to Advanced Elastomers

Moldable optical silicones are becoming increasingly popular in automotive, architectural, outdoor, and general-purpose lighting applications. By watching this recorded presentation you’ll get an in-depth look at how optically clear LSRs are molded into functional parts with unique properties.

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RDAbbott Hires Jason Huff as Midwest Senior Account Manager

RDAbbott has named Jason Huff, a rubber and plastics industry professional with 20+ years of experience, as Senior Account Manager for the Midwestern United States. From research and development to global technical service and providing value-added solutions, Huff has exceled in a variety of roles and brings extensive knowledge of polymer molding and processing—including specific expertise in polymer-to-substrate adhesives and mold release agents.

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Food Bank Video Shows Cancarb Cares

Cancarb Limited has released a new video that demonstrates its commitment to its local community of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cancarb employees and retirees volunteered to distribute food to local families in need, proving that #CancarbCares is far more than a social media hashtag.

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RDAbbott Expands 3M Advanced Materials Distribution to Canada

RDAbbott has signed a new distribution agreement with 3M to expand its distribution of 3M Advanced Materials to Canada. This new agreement will be facilitated and managed locally by RDAbbott’s Canadian division, RDAbbott Canada, Ltd., based out of Burlington, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area. The agreement became effective on July 1, 2021, and covers fluoroelastomers; perfluoroelastomers; and FKM curatives and process aids.

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2021 RDAbbott Webinar Series

Starting in March, RDAbbott will be launching a webinar series featuring products from many of our supplier partners. These webinars will provide technical insights and processing recommendations, as well as feature new products and technologies.

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“Mechanical and Dynamic Properties of Peroxide Cured HNBR Compounds” Webinar by RDAbbott (November 3)

Join us November 3 at 2 PM (ET) for “Mechanical and Dynamic Properties of Peroxide Cured HNBR Compounds,” a free webinar about Therban® HNBR, ARLANXEO’s hydrogenated nitrile rubber, a high performance specialty elastomer with excellent mechanical, dynamic, and sealing properties combined with resistance to tear, abrasion, and aging. It is used in demanding automotive, industrial, and oil and gas applications.

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“Chemlok® Overview, Best Practices and Troubleshooting” Webinar by RDAbbott (October 26)

RDAbbott is hosting a free training webinar titled, “Chemlok® Application and Troubleshooting,” that will feature rubber-to-substrate adhesives from Parker LORD. In this live webinar, Parker LORD Senior Scientist Jeff Means and Application Engineer Cristina DiFranco, will focus on proper substrate preparation, adhesive application, and molding best practices. They will also facilitate an interactive workshop, using webinar polls, for troubleshooting bond failures.

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