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LSR 2024 (October 13 – 15)

Join us in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for LSR 2024 from October 13 – 15 to discuss technological and scientific developments in LSR and explore its countless industry applications. LSR 2024 will kick off with a welcome reception on Sunday evening. It will continue with two days of technical presentations on Monday and Tuesday, including a panel discussion about advances in silicone materials, and an exhibitor area to connect with other attendees.

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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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RDAbbott’s Laboratory Expertise Shapes LSR Virtual Molding Simulation

RDAbbott demonstrated its material characterization and data mapping expertise at NPE 2024 and is offering these same capabilities to customers. RDAbbott’s research team characterized liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and provided multi-point data to Moldex3D, which then used its computer-aided engineering software to produce flow predictions and cavity fill simulations. Virtual molding simulations can save companies considerable time and money but require robust and reliable data sets, which can be challenging with LSRs.

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“Chemlok® Overview, Best Practices, and Troubleshooting” Seminar Hosted by RDAbbott (July 24)

On Wednesday, July 24, 2024, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ET), RDAbbott is hosting a free technical seminar at our Barberton, Ohio, facility featuring Chemlok® rubber-to-substrate adhesives from Parker Lord. During this in-person event, Parker Lord Application Engineer Brady Hultman will review the rubber-to-substrate bonding process from start to finish. This review will include proper substrate preparation, adhesive preparation and application techniques, coated part handling, and molding best practices. The training will then transition into a troubleshooting workshop where failed parts are studied for bond failures and preventative actions. In addition, RDAbbott’s East Coast Sales Manager Jason Huff will provide a brief overview of the latest product developments from Parker Lord.

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Webinar Recording “Applications for High-Performance, Optically Clear Silicone Rubber”

Optical silicones provide long-term stability, material flexibility, and proven processing performance. Due to their high-temperature properties, luminous flux, and resistance to weathering, these advanced silicone rubber materials are well-suited for a variety of LED lighting applications. By understanding the material performance needs in these and other lighting applications, Dow continues to expand its portfolio of moldable optical silicones and is developing innovative technologies, such as clear extrudable silicone rubber. In this webinar recording, three presenters from Dow describe innovative applications for optical silicones in both general and automotive LED lighting.

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Cancarb Technical Bulletin Examines Tensile Strength Distribution in NBR

Cancarb Limited has published a Tensile Strength Distribution Technical Bulletin that shows how formulating nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) with Thermax® N990 improves dispersion quality and supports potential cost reductions. The study compared nine materials, including two Thermax® medium thermal carbon black materials, and used tensile strength distribution instead of optical instruments to evaluate dispersion quality.

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Ontario Rubber Group Spring Technical Meeting (June 5)

The Ontario Rubber Group will host its Spring Technical Meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM (ET) at the Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Among the presenters, Chris Sawicki, the Americas Marketing Representative for Cancarb Limited, will deliver a deliver technical presentation on “Thermax® Carbon Black and Sustainability.”

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“Applications for High-Performance, Optically Clear Silicone Rubber” Webinar by RDAbbott (May 29)

Optical silicones provide long-term stability, material flexibility, and proven processing performance. Due to their high-temperature properties, luminous flux, and resistance to weathering, these advanced silicone rubber materials are well-suited for a variety of LED lighting applications. By understanding the material performance needs in these and other lighting applications, Dow continues to expand its portfolio of moldable optical silicones and is developing innovative technologies, such as clear extrudable silicone rubber. In this webinar, three presenters from Dow will describe innovative applications for optical silicones in both general and automotive LED lighting.

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2024 RDAbbott Webinar Series

Starting May 29, RDAbbott will launch its 2024 webinar series that will feature technical insights, material updates, and processing recommendations from our supplier partners throughout the year.

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