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“Improving Self-Lubricating LSR in Sealing Applications with a Novel Third-Stream Additive” Webinar by RDAbbott (October 19)

Self-lubricating LSR is the material of choice for electrical sealing applications in automotive applications. With constant changes in the industry, the performance requirements of this material becomes increasingly challenging and related material formulations constantly more complex. This discussion will give an overview on factors impacting sealing properties, propose a new additive to noticeably shift the thermal stability of a whole material family, and provide insights on how this new additive can stabilize the set of mechanical properties at elevated temperatures.

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TLARGI’s 2021/2022 Basic Rubber Technology Online Course (October 14 – January 27)

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. This 14-week course will be held online Thursdays from 4 – 6 PM (PT) starting October 14, 2021, and ending on January 27, 2022.

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RDAbbott to Present LSR Materials and Processing at Molding 2021

RDAbbott will present “Essentials of LSR Materials and Processing” at Molding 2021, a conference that is widely recognized as the most important forum for technical information and business conditions in the injection molding industry. Rick Ziebell, Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow will deliver RDAbbott’s presentation about liquid silicone rubber (LSR) on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (ET) as part of the LSR Molding – Auxiliary Equipment Breakout track.

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Molding 2021 (September 21 – 23)

Join us at Molding 2021, a conference that’s widely recognized as the most important forum for technical information and business conditions in the injection molding industry. Molding 2021 is scheduled for September 21 to 23, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

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RDAbbott to Co-Organize, Co-Sponsor and Exhibit at LSR 2021

RDAbbott is an organizer, sponsor, and exhibitor for LSR 2021, the premiere conference about liquid silicone rubber (LSR). This year’s event is scheduled for September 13–16, 2021, in Schaumburg, Illinois, and will include technical presentations by RDAbbott and three of its supplier partners: Dow, Parker LORD, and DuPont. Together with Dow, RDAbbott will exhibit and co-sponsor the lanyards and event.

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LSR 2021 (September 13 – 16)

Join us at LSR 2021, the premiere conference about liquid silicone rubber (LSR), at the Marriott Chicago Schaumburg in Schaumburg, Illinois, from September 13–16. LSR 2021 includes two days of top-notch technical presentations, an expert panel discussion entitled “Machine Technology to Support LSR Processing,” and a free off-site workshop on silicone characterization and processing simulations at SigmaSoft’s local facility.

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RDAbbott Joins RPN’s Silicone 2021 Livestream on May 20

RDAbbott will help power a Rubber & Plastics News (RPN) livestream called “Silicone 2021: An Unsettled Market with Unlimited Applications” on May 20 at 2:00 PM (ET). RDAbbott’s John Carroll, a 50-year industry veteran known as the “Godfather of Silicone,” will participate in the one-hour panel discussion and question-and-answer session. At a time when silicone prices are rising and silicone applications keep increasing, Carroll and other members of the expert panel will offer valuable insights about market trends, the virtues of silicones, as well as future business opportunities.

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“Silicone 2021” Livestream Webinar by RPN (May 20)

Rubber & Plastics News (RPN) will host a one-hour livestream event called “Silicone 2021: An Unsettled Market with Unlimited Applications” on May 20 from 2 PM – 3PM (ET). Editor Bruce Meyer and Reporter Andrew Schunk will moderate a panel discussion that includes RDAbbott’s John Carroll, a 50-year veteran of the silicone industry.

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Webinar Recording: Third-Stream Additives that Modify LSR and HCR

In this recording, Rick Ziebell introduces revolutionary NovaSperse® Third-Stream Modifier technologies from NovationSi that are breaking new ground for modifying LSR properties during the liquid injection molding process, as well as enhancing HCR using other fabrication processes.

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DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 Mold Release Improves Efficiency and Reduces Costs

DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 is a mold release agent from ITW Pro Brands that was developed to meet the growing needs of FKM seal and gasket manufacturers who serve the automotive supply industry. In addition to fluorocarbon-based fluoroelastomers, this versatile mold release can be used with silicones, peroxide-cured EPDMs, and polyacrylates. This demonstration video from ITW Pro Brands shows how DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 is packaged, applied, and used.

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