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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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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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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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TLARGI Oktoberfest and Technical Conference (October 3)

The Los Angeles Rubber Group, Inc. (TLARGI) will be hosting its annual Technical Conference, Oktoberfest and Mini Expo on Tuesday, October 3, at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel in Buena Park, California. If you’re able to attend, be sure to swing by our table for some fun giveaways and to hear about latest material advancements and technologies available from RDAbbott and its industry-leading supplier partners.

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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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LSR 2023 (September 11 – 14)

Join us in Charlotte, North Carolina, for LSR 2023 from September 11 – 14 to discuss technological and scientific developments in LSR and explore its countless industry applications. RDAbbott is an organizer, co-sponsor, and co-exhibitor for this event, which will include technical presentations by two of our supplier partners: Dow and DuPont. RDAbbott will also moderate a panel discussion about dosing systems and interact with attendees in its shared exhibit space with Dow.

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