• 2017

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  • 2015

Technical Meeting, ACS Rubber Division, Cleveland, OH, October 10, 2017

Charles Olsen, our Director of New Business Development, presented a paper at the ACS Rubber Division's Fall Technical Meeting (International Elastomer Conference) in Cleveland, Ohio.

ABSTRACT: discusses the effect of inhibitor type, level and combinations of the inhibitors on the cure profile of addition cure silicone HCR (High Consistency Rubber). The purpose of the paper is to provide assistance to the formulator in selecting the type and level of cure inhibitor to achieve a specific cure profile. Read it in its entirety: Addition Cure HCR: Impact of Inhibitors on the Elastomer Cure Profile

2017 Events

October 9-11th, 2017
International Elastomer Conference
Addition Cure HCR: Impact of Inhibitors on the Elastomer Cure Profile
Presented by Charles Olsen
October 10th, 4:15, Room 25 C

October 11th & 12th in Cosmetics North America
Booth #A55 Javits Center, New York City

October 25th & 26th California SCC Suppliers Day
Booth #TBD Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

December, 2016, Additional Warehouse Building Purchased

We recently completed the purchase of a second warehouse in Waukegan, IL. This facility will help to accommodate our raw and finished materials ensuring shorter lead times for both in-house manufactured products as well as outgoing shipments. The acquisition is part of our ongoing effort to expand our capabilities and meet our customer needs.

Technical Meeting, ACS Rubber Division, Pittsburgh, PA, October 12, 2016

Charles Olsen, our Director of New Business Development, presented a paper at the ACS Rubber Division's Fall Technical Meeting (International Elastomer Conference) in Pittsburgh, PA.

ABSTRACT: This paper will provide the formulator with a starting point for understanding and preparing addition cure HCR compounds. We will examine the differences between the more familiar peroxide catalyzed HCR and the less commonly used platinum catalyzed addition cure chemistry. Read it in its entirety: Formulating with Vinyl Gums for Addition Cure HCR

Read it in its entirety: Formulating with Vinyl Gums for Addition Cure HCR

European Distribution Partnership

We have formed a distribution partnership with Lord Corporation in Germany. Lord Germany will represent AB Specialty Silicones' Andisil® brand products in the European marketplace. September, 2016, Press Release

Duane Govitz Joins the AB Team

May 1, 2016 - We are pleased to announce and welcome Duane Govitz to our team as the Vice President of Sales. Duane comes to us after spending the last 18 years with Dow Corning where he served in a variety of roles within Sales and Marketing. Most recently, he was the Global Sales Director of the XIAMETER® business model where he led the global silicone sales team. Duane will be based out of our Waukegan office and assumes his responsibilities effective May 1st.

Fundamentals of Addition Cure Silicones presentation

March 6, 2016 - AB Specialty Silicones presented a paper ˇ°Fundamentals of Addition Cure Siliconesˇ± presented at the Thermoset Resin Formulators Association meeting in Tampa in March 2106 that contained basic formulating materials, percentages, stoichiometry, etc and gave explanations for the use of these various materials.We also provided useful tools to allow the formulator to easily calculate stoichiometry for addition cure systems. The key to stoichiometry calculations is adding up the vinyl from all sources and assuring you have an excess of hydride on a molar basis. If you would like more details on the presentation or other technical assistance let us know. Hans Haas, Technical Service Director

Press Release: New Reactor

March 1, 2016 - We have added a new reactor for high viscosity silicone raw material manufacturing. View press release on high viscosity silicone manufacturing reactor

Upcoming Events

March 6-8, 2016 - TRFA - Thermoset Resin Formulators Association: We will be exhibiting and our Technical Director, Hans Haas will be presenting Fundamentals of Formulating Addition Cure Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings
Hilton Tampa Downtown, Tampa, Florida

April 6, 2016 Midwest SCC Suppliers Day
Booth #418 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

April 12-14, 2016 American Coatings Show
Booth #744 Indianapolis, IN U.S.A.

May 10 & 11th, 2016 NYSCC Suppliers Day
Booth #427 New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center ¨C Edison, NJ

July 6th & 7th, 2016 in cosmetics Korea
Booth #E71 Coex ¨C Seoul, Korea

September 7th & 8th, 2016 in cosmetics North America
Booth #E26 Pier 36, New York City

TRFA 2015 (rescheduled for March 2016)

We will be in the suppliers' showcase and presenting at the 2015 Thermoset Resins Formulating Association meeting in Charleston, SC on October 5, 2015. Our Technical Director, Hans Haas will be presenting about the Fundamentals of Formulating Addition Cure Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings.

Andisil®

Our brand Andisil is now a registered trademark with the USPTO.

2015 California SCC Suppliers' Day

We will be exhibiting at the California SCC Suppliers Day in Long Beach, CA on October 14th & 15th, 2015! Come and visit us at booth #659

2015 NYSCC Suppliers' Day

Thank you to everyone who came to visit our booth. Our team had a great time meeting new people and connecting with current contacts. The booth assignments for next year were announced at this year's show... we will be there at the 2016 NYSCC Suppliers' Day at booth #427!

GHS MSDS Updates...

We have successfully completed the transition of our MSDS documents over to the GHS approved Safety Data Sheet format. Contact us to update your files!

Looking Ahead at 2015...

We are exhibiting at three tradeshows this year and will be attending many more! Come and visit our booth at the following shows:

NYSCC Suppliers Day

BOOTH #1667
May 12th & 13th, 2015
NJ Convention Center, Edison, NJ

Eastern Coatings Show

BOOTH #618
June 1st - 3rd, 2015
Taj Mahal Hotel and Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

California SCC Suppliers Day

BOOTH # TBD
October 14th & 15th, 2015
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

TRFA 2015 (rescheduled for March 2016)

We will be in the suppliers' showcase and presenting at the 2015 Thermoset Resins Formulating Association meeting in Charleston, SC on October 5, 2015. Our Technical Director, Hans Haas will be presenting about the Fundamentals of Formulating Addition Cure Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings.

Andisil®

Our brand Andisil is now a registered trademark with the USPTO.

2015 California SCC Suppliers' Day

We will be exhibiting at the California SCC Suppliers Day in Long Beach, CA on October 14th & 15th, 2015! Come and visit us at booth #659

2015 NYSCC Suppliers' Day

Thank you to everyone who came to visit our booth. Our team had a great time meeting new people and connecting with current contacts. The booth assignments for next year were announced at this year's show... we will be there at the 2016 NYSCC Suppliers' Day at booth #427!

GHS MSDS Updates...

We have successfully completed the transition of our MSDS documents over to the GHS approved Safety Data Sheet format. Contact us to update your files!

Looking Ahead at 2015...

We are exhibiting at three tradeshows this year and will be attending many more! Come and visit our booth at the following shows:

NYSCC Suppliers Day

BOOTH #1667
May 12th & 13th, 2015
NJ Convention Center, Edison, NJ

Eastern Coatings Show

BOOTH #618
June 1st - 3rd, 2015
Taj Mahal Hotel and Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

California SCC Suppliers Day

BOOTH # TBD
October 14th & 15th, 2015
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA