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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 .
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
® 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:
AGP & Associates, Inc.
+1 989 839 5800