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2017.04.17
LSR experts showcase solutions for rubber fabrication: Dow Corning and R.D. Abbott to present and exhibit at LSR 2017


Dow Corning and distribution partner R.D. Abbott Company, Inc., will share their expertise in liquid silicone rubber (LSR) technology at the LSR 2017 conference April 23 through 26 in Anaheim, California, USA.

Attendees at the conference will be able to discuss their challenges in automotive, aviation, medical and general rubber applications with specialists from both companies at their shared booth.

Additionally, both companies will offer technical presentations:

  • Monday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m.: Dow Corning Applications Engineer William D. Inman, Jr. will present “Understanding Post-Curing in Silicone Elastomers,” which focuses on efforts by OEMs and fabricators to identify process improvements in manufacturing to reduce or eliminate post-processing steps and still produce efficient and safe cured articles. This presentation will describe the advantages and disadvantages of post-curing and the circumstances under which the process can be eliminated.
  • Monday, April 24, at 11 a.m.: R.D. Abbott V.P. of Technology Rick Ziebell will present “Fluid-Resistant Fluoro-LSR Technology,” which examines the well-recognized benefits of liquid silicone rubber technology and its major advancement in processing silicone rubber. Fluorosilicone technology is yet another achievement in that it provides benefits with its superior resistance to fluids such as fuel, oil and certain solvents. However, blends of silicone and fluorosilicone polymers do not exhibit optimal strength properties. This presentation examines how copolymers can be tailored to provide fluid resistance while maintaining the benefits of LSRs.

More information about Dow Corning’s full range of rubbers and engineered elastomers – including both high-consistency rubber (HCR) and LSR materials – is available at dowcorning.com/rubber. More information about R.D. Abbott’s technical services is available at rdabbott.com/lab .

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

About Dow Corning 
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and  XIAMETER ® brands. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

About R.D. Abbott Company, Inc.
R.D. Abbott (rdabbott.com) is a full-service supplier that’s been serving the rubber industry since 1948. They are staffed with rubber industry veterans, equipped with comprehensive testing laboratories, and stocked with leading elastomeric products in warehouse locations throughout North America. Featured laboratory services include in-house design and development capabilities (under ISO 9001:2008) with an unmatched technical team that specializes in formulation development and optimization, material testing, process engineering assistance, product characterization, and innovation development. Their product line encompasses a best-in-class list of elastomeric polymers, rubber chemicals, fillers, bonding agents, and testing equipment—all from respected manufacturers with trusted name brands.

For further information contact:

Margaret Guzzardo
AGP & Associates, Inc.
+1 989 839 5800
guzzardo@agp-inc.com


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