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RDC Spotlights PremiX® MgO 74 Dispersions Among Proven Family of Products

PremiX® MgO 74 is an additive for extruded and injection molded articles made of chlorinated polymers. This vulcanization activator and acid receptor is based on a high-activity magnesium oxide (MgO) and can be mixed with PremiX® ZnO for a good balance of processing safety and cure rate. PremiX® MgO 74 contains 74% activated magnesium oxide and improves stability, resists scorching, and has a long shelf life.

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RDAbbott Provides Instructors for TLARGI’s Basic Rubber Technology Course

RDAbbott will provide the instructors for The Los Angeles Rubber Group’s (TLARGI) 2020 Basic Rubber Technology Course. RDAbbott’s Rick Ziebell, Technical Fellow and Vice President of Technology, and Matt Rogers, Applications Engineering and Technical Support, will lead this 15-week course that begins on August 27th and ends on December 17th. The course consists of live weekly webinars that will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (Pacific Time).

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TLARGI’s 2020 Basic Rubber Technology Online Course (August 27 – December 17)

Whether your background is operations, sales, technical, finance or management, TLARGI’s “Basic Rubber Technology Course” is invaluable to furthering your success in the rubber industry. Typically this course is a 20-week, in-classroom setting comprised of two semesters. But due to the COVID pandemic, TLARGI is offering this exceptional training in web format for 2020.

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UWM Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication Course (February 17 – 20)

We invite you to join us at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) School of Continuing Education’s 2020 Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication Course from February 17-20 at the Embassy Suites in Anaheim, CA.

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3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomers Product Guide

This product comparison guide is designed to address the basic considerations when formulating a fluoroelastomer compound: “What is the environment?” “What is the application?” “What is the manufacturing process?” and “What is the part profile?”  The answers to these questions will help narrow your search for a fluoroelastomer  that can deliver optimal performance.

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3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer Compounding Guide

This manual provides general guidelines that can be used as reference in compounding fluoroelastomers. In addition to data regarding the physical properties yielded by various compounds and processes, the effects of potential contamination and the general requirements of certain types of applications (such as O-rings, molded goods, and extruded compounds) are also discussed. For more specific guidelines for the materials used in specific applications, refer to the 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer Recipe Book.

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Post-Curing of Silicone Elastomers: When is it Necessary?

Are you post-curing your silicone out of habit or necessity? Advances in silicone elastomer technology enable some manufacturers to eliminate this costly step for the first time. For example, a new liquid silicone rubber is the only one that exhibits the same physical profile before and after post-curing. This could potentially make post-curing unnecessary even in industries with strict regulatory requirements.

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Hallstar Ester Plasticizers for Elastomers

Hallstar is a market leader in producing specialty plasticizers for elastomers. They strive to stay ahead of market trends and new polymer launches with their knowledgeable synthesis and application labs.

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