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R.D. Abbott Partners with LORD Corporation for IMB™ Adhesives Distribution in North America

Published on 2017-03-22. Author : SpecialChem

CERRITOS, CA -- R.D. Abbott Company has recently entered into an agreement with LORD Corporation to distribute LORD® In-Mold Bonding (IMB™) Adhesives in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

R.D. Abbott Partners with LORD Corporation for IMB™ Adhesives Distribution in North America
R.D. Abbott Partners with LORD Corporation

New IMB™ Adhesives


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.

RDAbbott’s Chief Operating Officer, Scott Kearns commented:

“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.”

“In fact, our technical team 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.”

Numerous Applications of IMB Adhesives


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
  • Ty-Ply® BN Adhesives

About R.D. Abbott Company

RDAbbott is a full-service supplier that’s been serving the rubber industry since 1948. It is staffed with rubber industry experts, equipped with comprehensive testing laboratories, and stocked with leading elastomer products in warehouse locations throughout North America. Its 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. Its 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.

About LORD Corporation

LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with the customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,100 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide.

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Source: R.D. Abbott Group
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