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EPG Fall Technical Meeting (September 18 – 19)

Come join us at the EPG Fall Technical Meeting September 18 – 19, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas.

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EPG Fall Educational Symposium & Technical Meeting (September 19-21)

Come join us at the Energy Polymer Group (EPG) Fall Educational Symposium & Technical Meeting September 19 – 21, 2017, at the Tremont House in Galveston, Texas, and learn about the latest in material testing and atypical compounding.

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Under 40: Rubber Industry Full of Young, Promising Talent

RDAbbott could not be prouder of our three nominees—Jose Gonzalez, Felipe Escamilla, and Jose Elias—who were included in Rubber & Plastics News’ special “Under 40” issue.

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International Rubber Journey 2017

RDAbbott was honored to partner with LORD Corporation in their exclusive International Rubber Journey conference this past May at the Hacienda Jurica Hotel in Queretaro, Mexico.

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TLARGI Oktoberfest and Technical Meeting (October 3)

Come visit our booth to find out about new rubber products and innovations; meet with technical experts; and get caught up with friends and colleagues.

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Fused Amorphous Silica as Replacement for Ground Quartz

We hope you had the opportunity to review the exciting news about 3M™ Fused Silica as a replacement for ground quartz and other extending fillers in the July 10 Rubber & Plastics News article.

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Update on Proposed Changes to SCAQMD Rule 1168 for Adhesive and Sealant Applications

Due to the concerns expressed by the rubber industry and related stakeholders, the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has been working with RDAbbott to modify rule 1168 to allow the use of solvent-based Chemlok within the District.

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ACS International Elastomer Conference (Oct. 9 – 12)

Visit RDAbbott in booth 730 at the 2017 International Elastomer Conference October 10 – 12 in Cleveland to discover our latest developments in 3D printing with Dow Corning silicones, in-molding bonding technologies with LORD adhesives, and architectural sealing with Cancarb thermal carbon black (N-990).

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3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomers Product Guide

This product comparison guide is designed to address the basic considerations when formulating a fluoroelastomer compound: “What is the environment?” “What is the application?” “What is the manufacturing process?” and “What is the part profile?”  The answers to these questions will help narrow your search for a fluoroelastomer  that can deliver optimal performance.

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3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer Compounding Guide

This manual provides general guidelines that can be used as reference in compounding fluoroelastomers. In addition to data regarding the physical properties yielded by various compounds and processes, the effects of potential contamination and the general requirements of certain types of applications (such as O-rings, molded goods, and extruded compounds) are also discussed. For more specific guidelines for the materials used in specific applications, refer to the 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer Recipe Book.

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