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LSR 2024 (October 13 – 15)

Join us in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for LSR 2024 from October 13 – 15 to discuss technological and scientific developments in LSR and explore its countless industry applications. LSR 2024 will kick off with a welcome reception on Sunday evening. It will continue with two days of technical presentations on Monday and Tuesday, including a panel discussion about advances in silicone materials, and an exhibitor area to connect with other attendees.

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Dow Technical Article Describes Problem-Solving LSR for Flame-Retardant Automotive Electrical Connectors

Dow has published a technical article in the June 2024 edition of Rubber World magazine about a novel liquid silicone rubber (LSR) that is compatible with the fire-rated (FR) plastics used in automotive electrical connector housings. Unlike conventional LSRs, Dow SILASTIC™ 9212-50 won’t degrade prematurely from direct contact with FR plastics. This LSR formulation also retains its mechanical properties, flexibility, and dimensions in connector seals.

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International Elastomer Conference & Silicone Expo 2024 (September 9 – 12)

Visit RDAbbott and NovationSi in Booth 607 at the 2024 International Elastomer Conference (IEC), hosted by the Rubber Division, ACS from September 9 to 12 in Pittsburgh, PA. While you’re there, be sure to swing by our booth for a fresh cup of coffee in the mornings and chat with our team members about the latest elastomer products and technologies available through our supplier partners.

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Manufacturing with Silicone Rubber: A Comprehensive Workshop (August 27 – 30)

Join us August 27 – 30 in Barberton, 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, testing methods, and insights, plus equipment troubleshooting tips for processing silicone rubber from industry professionals through a combination of classroom instruction and interactive workshops.

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RDAbbott’s Laboratory Expertise Shapes LSR Virtual Molding Simulation

RDAbbott demonstrated its material characterization and data mapping expertise at NPE 2024 and is offering these same capabilities to customers. RDAbbott’s research team characterized liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and provided multi-point data to Moldex3D, which then used its computer-aided engineering software to produce flow predictions and cavity fill simulations. Virtual molding simulations can save companies considerable time and money but require robust and reliable data sets, which can be challenging with LSRs.

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2024 RDAbbott Webinar Series

Starting May 29, RDAbbott will launch its 2024 webinar series that will feature technical insights, material updates, and processing recommendations from our supplier partners throughout the year.

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Dow Shares Battery Fire Protection Product Selection Guide

Dow is sharing a Product Selection Guide with solutions for Battery Fire Protection (BFP) in electric vehicles (EVs). Thermal runaway, a phenomenon that occurs when a battery cell starts to heat up uncontrollably, remains a risk with lithium-ion batteries. Silicones offer a unique set of properties that make them well-suited for BFP in EVs.

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Space Tech Expo USA (May 13 – 15)

Christopher Windiate, a Lead Technical Service & Development Specialist for Dow, will present “Silicones for the Emerging Space Ecosystem” at Space Tech Expo USA on Wednesday, May 15, at 10 AM (PT) in Long Beach, California.

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NPE 2024 (May 6 – 10)

RDAbbott will supply Dow LSR to four liquid injection molding cells at NPE 2024, the plastics industry’s largest event. Two of these cells will also use pigments from NovationSi. This effort demonstrates our commitment to working with industry-leading supplier partners and providing top-notch technical support. RDAbbott also collaborates with manufacturers of injection molding machines, molds, and dosing systems.

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Rubber Roller Group Annual Meeting (April 28 – 30)

We invite you to join us at the Rubber Roller Group Annual Meeting April 28 – 30, 2024, at the Drury Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk hotel in San Antonio, Texas. RDAbbott will have a table-top exhibit set up during their expo on Monday, April 29. We plan to feature our product lines from ARLANXEO, Parker Lord, TSE, Dow, Hallstar, and NovationSi and more.

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