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RDAbbott Hires Sean Djuricic as Account Manager for Outside Sales

RDAbbott has hired Sean Djuricic as Account Manager for outside sales starting with the U.S. West Coast. Sean is a rubber industry professional with 20+ years of sales and marketing experience. Previously, Sean was the sales and marketing manager for Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. (ARDL), which provides testing and development services to the rubber and plastic industries.

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Webinar Recording: “SILASTIC™ Fully Fluorinated Liquid Silicone Rubber: Properties, Processing, and Applications”

RDAbbott is sharing a recording of their recent webinar titled “SILASTIC™ Fully Fluorinated Liquid Silicone Rubber: Properties, Processing, and Applications” This 41-minute presentation about F-LSR products from Dow was livestreamed on June 16, 2022.

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“Polymer Modification Roadmap for Elastomers: Plasticizers and Maglite®” Webinar by RDAbbott (July 28)

Join us on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) for a free webinar about Hallstar ester plasticizers and magnesium oxides. In this webinar, Hallstar experts from both its technical and commercial teams will present a deep-dive into plasticizer selection and demonstrate how their high-quality magnesium oxides make it the leading brand for critical elastomer applications.

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“New Developments in High Performance Elastomers for Tire Applications” Webinar by RDAbbott (June 28)

Global regulations, tire labeling, strict OE requirements, vehicle electrification, and customer expectations are driving advancements in tire applications. In this webinar, you’ll learn about material requirements vital for next-generation tire treads and recent product developments that address them. You’ll also learn how these product developments can be extended to non-tire applications, such as belting, anti-vibration bushings, roll covers, and rubber tracks which include blends with other elastomers like NR, SBR, CR and NBR.

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“SILASTIC™ Fully Fluorinated Liquid Silicone Rubber: Properties, Processing, and Applications” Webinar by RDAbbott (June 16)

Taking advantage of the strengths of both liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and fluorosilicone technologies, Dow has a range of fully fluorinated LSRs that can provide desirable process efficiencies of LSR to be integrated with the fluid resistance performance capabilities of a fluorosilicone. This live webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the unique properties, ease of processing, and key applications for Dow’s SILASTIC™ Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber (F-LSR) products.

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“Overview of Properties and Applications for ARLANXEO Baypren® CR” Webinar by RDAbbott (March 31)

At this live event, ARLANXEO North American Technical Manager Dr. Victor Nasreddine will describe the properties, applications, and advantages of Baypren® CR polymers for molded and extruded products such as belts, roll covers, and reinforced hoses.

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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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RDAbbott to Provide Silicone Technology and Fabrication Instruction

RDAbbott’s Rick Ziebell, will be an instructor at M.R. Toub Training’s “Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication Course.” This four-day, university-accredited course will provide participants with 3.2 continuing education credits from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The in-person event is scheduled for April 5 to April 8, 2022. The course locations are the Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel in Pomona, California, and M.R. Mold & Engineering, site of a one-day field trip, in nearby Brea, California.

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Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication Course (April 5 – 8)

Rick Ziebell, RDAbbott’s Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow, will be an instructor for Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication, an in-person course from M.R. Toub Training, scheduled for April 5 to 8, 2022. This university-accredited course will provide participants with 3.2 continuing education credits from California Polytechnic State University.

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“Chemlok® Overview, Best Practices and Troubleshooting” Webinar by Parker LORD (February 22)

RDAbbott is hosting a free training webinar titled, “Chemlok® Application and Troubleshooting,” that will feature rubber-to-substrate adhesives from Parker LORD. In this live webinar, Parker LORD Senior Scientist Jeff Means and Application Engineer Cristina DiFranco will focus on proper substrate preparation, adhesive application, and molding best practices. The training will also include a prerecorded workshop for troubleshooting bond failures.

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