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RDAbbott’s 75th Anniversary Video

Our company was founded on December 14, 1948, by Robert David Abbott, a Southern California entrepreneur with a passion for education and the local rubber industry. RDAbbott has evolved from a regional distributor into a multi-faceted supplier that innovates across distribution, materials science, process engineering, and product customization. In honor of our 75th anniversary, we’ve prepared a special video that encapsulates pivotal milestones in our company’s history and distinguishing hallmarks of our corporate culture.

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RDAbbott Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Kindness, Continuity, and Change

RDAbbott is celebrating its 75th anniversary and launching a year-long campaign called 75 Acts of Kindness that will give back to its communities, industries, and employees. The company was founded on December 14, 1948, by Robert David Abbott, a Southern California entrepreneur with a passion for education and the local rubber industry. RDAbbott has evolved from a regional distributor into a multi-faceted supplier that innovates across distribution, materials science, process engineering, and product customization. Yet it remains true to its roots of putting people ahead of profit.

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RDAbbott Leaders Awarded TLARGI Lifetime Membership

Three more RDAbbott leaders have been nominated for an Honorary Lifetime Membership in The Los Angeles Rubber Group, Inc. (TLARGI). The nominees are Keith Thomas, RDAbbott’s CEO; Rick Ziebell, Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow; and Russ Shorter, Senior Account Manager. TLARGI announced the nominations at its annual Christmas Party, on December 3, 2023.

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High School Students Explore Polymers with NovationSi, FocusCFO®, and RDAbbott

The Greater Akron Polymer Cluster recently provided an “Exploring Polymers Workshop” to high school students in Barberton, Ohio. Representatives from RDAbbott, NovationSi, and FocusCFO® presented the two-part series to Honors Chemistry students at Barberton High School.

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Webinar Recording: “SILASTIC™ Silicones for Electric Vehicles”

In this webinar recording, Jake Steinbrecher and Brad Jones, Technical Service & Development Scientists for Dow, highlight opportunities for silicone rubber in electric vehicles (EVs) with an emphasis on safety and material compatibility.

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“SILASTIC™ Silicones for Electric Vehicles” Webinar by RDAbbott (November 16)

In this webinar, Jake Steinbrecher and Brad Jones, Technical Service & Development Scientists for Dow, will highlight opportunities for silicone rubber in electric vehicles (EVs) with an emphasis on safety and material compatibility. SILASTIC™ silicones from Dow combine mechanical and chemical properties that many organic polymers cannot match.

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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 and NovationSi Show Summer Campers Manufacturing in Action

RDAbbott and NovationSi recently gave a group of Ohio middle schoolers a firsthand look at American manufacturing in action. On July 12th, approximately fifteen students from Barberton Middle School toured the 127,000+ sq. ft. facility in Barberton, Ohio, which is NovationSi’s headquarters and RDAbbott’s Northeast hub. The students learned how LSR and HCR differ, as well as how they’re made, tested, colored, and cured.

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Webinar Recording: “LSR Solutions for Compatibility with Fire Retardant Plastics”

In this webinar recording, Dr. Noel Chang, Technical Service and Development Leader for Dow Consumer Solutions, and Dr. Jessica Ding, the Marketing Manager for Dow, introduce SILASTIC™ 9212-50 LSR for sealing that’s compatible with connector housings made of flame-retardant plastics.

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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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