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 (RPN) and scheduled for June 1 to 3.

As a gold-level sponsor, RDAbbott is sponsoring “Moldable Optical Silicones for Advanced Automotive Lighting,” an Ask the Expert session scheduled for June 1 from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ET). Dow Technical Service and Development Scientist Jacob Steinbrecher will be the presenter. Dow SILASTIC™ Moldable Optical Silicones are ideal for complex part designs, precision molding with intricate tooling, and innovative technologies like Adaptive Driving Beam lighting systems. Steinbrecher’s presentation will address emerging challenges and opportunities for silicone elastomers in automotive lighting.

The Rubber in Automotive Conference will also showcase the results of “Elastomer Sealing Performance in Hydrogen Fuel Cells,” a collaborative study conducted by the technical teams at ARLANXEO, Cancarb Limited, and RDAbbott. In this technical presentation scheduled for June 2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (ET), Kevin Kulbaba, Technical Service and Application Development Manager for ARLANXEO, will highlight elastomer sealing performance advancements using Thermax® N990 Carbon Black and X_Butyl® Bromobutyl designed for hydrogen fuel system technologies.

High pressure hydrogen permeation testing was employed in this study at 90°C to mimic the current operating conditions for onboard hydrogen storage and Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cells. These permeation-resistant polymer systems were evaluated with synergistic tortured path mechanisms in a fuel cell operational environment.

“RDAbbott is committed to advancing innovative applications for rubber in the automotive industry,” says Keith Thomas, President of RDAbbott. “We are proud to be a gold sponsor for this important event.”

With their gold-level sponsorship, RDAbbott technical sales representatives will also be available to chat and answer your questions in their exclusive virtual meeting room Tuesday, June 1, through Thursday, June 3, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (ET), 11:00 – 12:00 PM (ET), and 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET). During these booth sessions, guests will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card each hour, complements of RDAbbott. (For all the details, visit RDAbbott.com/ria2021.)