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Cancarb Shares How Thermax® N990 Improves EPDM PEM Cell Stack Gaskets

Cancarb Limited has published a Technical Bulletin that shows how Thermax® N990, a medium thermal carbon black, improves compounding and boosts the performance of EPDM gaskets for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. The benefits of adding Thermax® N990 to EPDM include good compression set, low-temperature flexibility, and increased resistance to heat and chemicals.

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Five RDC PremiX® Grades Meet EU Hazardous Material Requirements

Five grades of PremiX® polymer-bound materials from RDC meet the EU’s Seveso III (2012/18/EU) Directive for hazardous substances. That makes these products easier and less expensive to ship, store, and handle. The five grades are PremiX® ZNO 80, PremiX® ZNO Active, PremiX® CBS 80, PremiX® TBBS 80, and PremiX® MBTS 80.

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Alpha Technologies Studies Viscoelastic Properties and Mix Quality

Alpha Technologies has published a study about rubber process analyzers (RPA), viscoelastic properties, and mix quality in a recent Technical Notebook for Rubber News. Authors John Dick and Richard Hanzlik compare the relative advantages of various viscoelastic properties that an RPA can measure. This article is the first in a two-part series by the authors.

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Alpha Technologies Studies Recycled Rubber Powders and Mix Quality

Alpha Technologies has published a study about measuring the quality of mixes that contain recycled rubber powders (RRP). The authors compared ASTM test standards that are designed for use with rubber process analyzers and determined which tests are most and least effective with RRPs.

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“Innovation x Sustainability” Webinar Series by ARLANXEO (September 29 – December 15)

Starting September 29, ARLANXEO is hosting a webinar series titled “Innovation x Sustainability.” Through December 15, ARLANXEO will hold 45-minute webinars each Thursday morning and evening that will cover a wide variety of topics on sustainable innovations. The technical presenters in this series will address future challenges facing the rubber industry and how ARLANXEO is working continuously to reduce its own emissions in the production and manufacturing of its products; is selecting responsible chemicals for compounding and sourcing bio-based raw ingredients to design longer-life and sustainable applications; is improving end-of-life solutions for rubber products; and can help you reduce the environmental footprint of your rubber products.

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International Elastomer Conference 2022 (October 10 – 13)

Visit RDAbbott in Booth 613 at the 2022 International Elastomer Conference (IEC) hosted by the Rubber Division, ACS from October 10 to 13 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Meet our team as they represent RDAbbott and its supplier partners. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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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“Benefits of Thermax N990 to Rubber Compounding” Webinar by RDAbbott (April 28)

Join us on Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) for a free webinar about Cancarb Thermax N990, the largest particle size, lowest structure thermal carbon black on the market. In this presentation, you’ll learn how replacing some furnace black with Thermax N990 can lead to improvements in mixing and processing while maintaining physical properties.

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“Advanced Rubber Quality Control Using a Rubber Process Analyzer” Webinar by Alpha Technologies (March 30)

In this webinar, Alpha Technologies Engineers John Dick and Richard Hanzlik will discuss the application of Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) test methods to help identify root causes of common processing and compounding problems.

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“The Function & Selection of Ester Plasticizers” Webinar by Rubber Division, ACS (March 2)

In this webinar, Hallstar Senior Chemist Erica Anderson, will explain the science behind monomeric and polymeric plasticizers, as well as how they function in different elastomers. This webinar will explore the structure-property relationships between a wide range of plasticizer chemistries and cover Hallstar’s selection for desired performance enhancements and elastomer applications. Moreover, it will provide specific case studies showing the advantage plasticizers bring to different polymer formulations.

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