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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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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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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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Cancarb Shares Results of Concrete Water Immersion and Accelerated Weather Testing

Cancarb Limited has published a Technical Bulletin with the results of Concrete Water Immersion and Accelerated Weather Testing. The test compared the use of Thermax® N990, a medium thermal carbon black, and CARBOCOLOR®, a concrete colorant, to black iron oxide in concrete. The Cancarb products provided superior tint strength and weather resistance.

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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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Five RDC PremiX® Grades Meet EU Hazardous Material Requirements

Five grades of PremiX® polymer-bound materials from RDC meet the EU’s Seveso III (2012/18/EU) Directive for hazardous substances. That makes these products easier and less expensive to ship, store, and handle. The five grades are PremiX® ZNO 80, PremiX® ZNO Active, PremiX® CBS 80, PremiX® TBBS 80, and PremiX® MBTS 80.

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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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