RDAbbott to host free webinar on the use of Thermax

Garden Grove, CA – On Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) RDAbbott will host a free webinar titled “Effect of Thermax® N990 on EPDM Electrical Percolation Threshold.”

In this webinar, Ed Norton, the Technical Service Manager for Cancarb, will explain why Thermax® N990, the largest particle size, lowest structure thermal carbon black on the market, is essential to reaching desired electrical resistivity values in various EPDM compounds.
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Electrical resistivity is an important property for various EPDM applications, such as wire and cable, battery and fuel cell gaskets, and automotive profiles. To achieve the specified electrical resistivity values in these applications, it is necessary to replace smaller particle size furnace blacks with mineral fillers and/or larger particle size carbon blacks.
In this presentation, you’ll hear the results of Cancarb’s technical study that compared blends of hard clay, Thermax® N990 and N550, and evaluated how the size, structure and surface chemistry of these filler systems impacted the insulative and conductive behaviors of the EPDM compounds. The effects of carbon black loading on volume resistivity, viscosity, and physical properties were also measured in this study.

Ed Norton is the Technical Service Manager for Cancarb, where he conducts studies on thermal carbon black and provides technical service and support to the marketplace. He joined Cancarb as a Technical Marketing Representative in 2018 after spending seven years with Alpha Technologies, where he worked as an Applications Specialist and provided technical support and training on rheometers. Ed earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Polymer Engineering from the University of Akron.