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New Distribution Agreement for LORD In-Mold Bonding Adhesives

March 20, 2017

R.D. Abbott Company, Inc., a full-service elastomers supplier, recently entered into an agreement with LORD Corporation, a recognized leader in highly reliable adhesives and coatings, to distribute LORD In-Mold Bonding Adhesives in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

LORD Corporation’s new IMB Adhesives effectively bond platinum-cured liquid silicone rubber with unprecedented strength to various substrates—including silicone and thermoplastic molded parts, aluminum, steel, magnesium, and glass—directly during an injection or compression molding process. By reducing secondary operations, like plasma treatments or other complex surface preparation steps, this new technology increases throughput and can save manufacturers considerable time and expense.

“Throughout our 68-year partnership with LORD Corporation, RDAbbott has remained a collaborative ally grounded in reliable materials, quality service and operational excellence. We are grateful for this new opportunity and are confident in our ability to advance their market share and to discover innovative applications for their IMB adhesives,” commented Scott Kearns, RDAbbott’s Chief Operating Officer.

“In fact, our technical team,” continued Kearns, “has already conducted research in our rubber testing lab to substantiate that heat and fuel resistance can be improved for extreme environments like aerospace and automotive applications when LORD IMB Adhesives are bonded with fluorosilicone rubber.” 

Current recommended applications for LORD IMB Adhesives include cell phone cases, wearable technology, consumer products, handles and grips, electrical connectors, plus critical automotive and aerospace components.

RDAbbott also distributes the following LORD Corporation products in the Western United States and Mexico: Chemlok Rubber-to-Substrate Adhesives, Aqualast Emulsions, Autoseal Weatherstrip Coatings, Chemosil Primer and Bonding Agents, LokRelease Mold Release Agents, LORD High Performance Coatings, and Ty-Ply BN Adhesives.