Rubber News recently published an article about Chemlok® 3Stream, a silicone additive from Parker LORD that enables self-bonding without primers or adhesives. This additive can significantly reduce manufacturing costs for HCR-bonded parts by eliminating the need to prime substrates before overmolding or compression molding.
RDAbbott and NovationSi are collaborating with FiteBac Dental, a manufacturer of patented antimicrobial compounds and additives for dentistry and medicine, to provide broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection in silicone and synthetic elastomers. Together, these companies are synergizing the effectiveness of FiteBac’s non-leaching, durable and persistent bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal technology in synthetic and silicone polymer systems for use in revolutionary medical and dental devices.
RDAbbott is now distributing Parker LORD products to even more locations across North America. Under a new distribution agreement that became effective on November 1, RDAbbott began stocking Parker LORD materials at its Barberton, Ohio, service center for shipment to customers in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
RDAbbott has been named one of Rubber News’ Best Places to Work in 2021. Rubber News sponsors the competition annually and announced this year’s winners on November 1. This is the second time RDAbbott has been named to the publication’s “Best Places to Work” List, which recognizes rubber industry companies based on employee satisfaction. RDAbbott was also named to this distinguished list in 2019.
FiteBac Dental, manufacturer of patented antimicrobial compounds and additives for dentistry and medicine, partners with RDAbbott and NovationSi to synergize the effectiveness of FiteBac’s non-leaching, durable and persistent bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal in synthetic and silicone polymer systems for revolutionary medical and dental devices.
RDAbbott recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the headquarters for NovationSi, its manufacturing subsidiary, at 25 Foundation Place in Barberton, Ohio. The 127,126 sq. ft. facility is also the Northeast hub for RDAbbott. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 8:30 AM and followed by guided tours.
Hallstar is supporting the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative by sponsoring a chemistry student from one of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
RDAbbott has named Jason Huff, a rubber and plastics industry professional with 20+ years of experience, as Senior Account Manager for the Midwestern United States. From research and development to global technical service and providing value-added solutions, Huff has exceled in a variety of roles and brings extensive knowledge of polymer molding and processing—including specific expertise in polymer-to-substrate adhesives and mold release agents.
Cancarb Limited has released a new video that demonstrates its commitment to its local community of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cancarb employees and retirees volunteered to distribute food to local families in need, proving that #CancarbCares is far more than a social media hashtag.
RDAbbott has signed a new distribution agreement with 3M to expand its distribution of 3M Advanced Materials to Canada. This new agreement will be facilitated and managed locally by RDAbbott’s Canadian division, RDAbbott Canada, Ltd., based out of Burlington, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area. The agreement became effective on July 1, 2021, and covers fluoroelastomers; perfluoroelastomers; and FKM curatives and process aids.