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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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Chemlok® Virtual Training by Parker Lord (August 6)

Join Parker Lord on Tuesday, August 6, 2024, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (ET) for a free training about its Chemlok® rubber-to-substrate adhesives. This virtual training will consist of two, one-hour pre-recorded sessions followed by a live question-and-answer session. Sign up to learn about substrate adhesive preparation, and application, coated part handling, molding best practices, and troubleshooting.

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“LSR Basics” Presentation at Sodick-Plustech’s NPE Preview Partner Showcase (April 11)

Craig Lustek, RDAbbott Application/Business Development Engineer, will present “Liquid Silicone Rubber Basics” at Sodick-Plustech’s NPE 2024 Preview Open House on Thursday, April 11, 2024, in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. This one-day event will give industry professionals an opportunity to preview Sodick-Plustech’s injection molding machines less than a month before NPE 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

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Chemlok® Virtual Training by Parker Lord (February 20)

Join Parker Lord on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (ET) for a free training about its Chemlok® rubber-to-substrate adhesives. This virtual training will consist of two, one-hour pre-recorded sessions followed by a live question-and-answer session. Sign up to learn about substrate adhesive preparation, and application, coated part handling, molding best practices, and troubleshooting.

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Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication Course (January 30 – February 2)

Rick Ziebell, RDAbbott’s Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow, will be an instructor for Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication, an expert-led course from M.R. Toub Training, scheduled for January 30 to February 2, 2024, from 8 AM to 5 PM (PT) each day. This university-accredited course will provide participants with continuing education credits from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

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Chemlok® Virtual Training by Parker Lord (December 5)

Join Parker Lord on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (ET) for a free training about its Chemlok® rubber-to-substrate adhesives. This virtual training will consist of two, one-hour pre-recorded sessions followed by a live question-and-answer session. Sign up to learn about substrate adhesive preparation, and application, coated part handling, molding best practices, and troubleshooting.

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Open House, hosted by RDAbbott, ARBURG, and Roembke (November 2)

We’ve teamed up to share the latest advancements and technologies in silicone and plastic injection molding. This free Open House will take place November 2, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (ET) at RDAbbott’s facility in Barberton, Ohio. We hope you seize this opportunity to hear from industry-leading experts and gain hands-on experience for optimizing your manufacturing.

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RDAbbott is Cancarb’s New Exclusive, Full-Service Distributor in Mexico

RDAbbott has joined forces with Cancarb Limited as its exclusive distributor for Thermax® brand medium thermal carbon black in Mexico. This strategic agreement, effective June 25, 2023, aims to expand market presence and deliver exceptional technical support to customers. RDAbbott’s Mexico subsidiary, RDAbbott de México S. de R.L. de C.V., will facilitate and manage the distribution operations locally. RDAbbott has represented Cancarb products in the United States and Canada since 2017.

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Rubber News Shares RDAbbott’s 2023 Vision

Rubber News recently featured our commitment to making the right connections as part of an interview with Jerry McCall, RDAbbott’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The article reflects our core values of putting people and the service of others first. NovationSi, RDAbbott’s manufacturing subsidiary, will play a key role on multiple levels.

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