R.D. Abbott to Distribute Dow Corning® Medical Device Elastomers throughout North America

R.D. Abbott Company, Inc. (RDA) has signed a new distribution agreement with Dow Corning Corporation to distribute Dow Corning®medical device elastomers to manufacturers and fabricators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

“RDA has a long history as a technically innovative supplier for Dow Corning,and we look forward to extending our comprehensive technical and distribution resources to their healthcare market,” said Tom Jenkins, RDA senior product manager.

Dow Corning’s healthcaresilicone elastomers are suitable for a wide variety of Type 1, 2, and 3 medical device applications, including: respiratory care, cardiovascular systems, infusion systems, diabetes care, renal care, surgical tools, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical processing and delivery.

The addition of Dow Corning®medical device elastomers will further leverage RDA’s ability to provide a broad range of elastomeric products and in-house laboratory services to the growing market of healthcare device manufacturers and fabricatorsthroughout North America. RDA’s technical team specializes in formulation development and optimization, tooling and process design assistance, and product characterization and modification solutions.

Specifically, this agreement includes Dow Corning® Biomedical Grade, Class VI, and QP1 GradeHigh Consistency Rubber (HCR) and Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) materials. RDA also supplies healthcare grades of butyl and millable urethane polymers, as well as mold release products.

About R.D. Abbott Company, Inc.
Founded in 1948, R.D. Abbott Company, Inc. (RDA) is a North American full service supplier of rubber materials used in compounding and fabrication—including elastomeric polymers, vulcanization chemicals, fillers, bonding agents, testing equipment, and ancillary products. They also offer a full line of medical-grade elastomeric polymers and a complete laboratory for formulation development andoptimization, tooling and process design assistance, and bonding and surface modification solutions to ensure that materials meet both design and manufacturing requirements. Their vast toolbox of elastomeric products, technical service, and healthcare market knowledge is unique to the industry. To learn more, visit www.rdabbott.com/healthcare.

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning 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 XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. 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. To learn more, visit www.dowcorning.com.

About Dow Corning Healthcare
Dow Corning has more than 60 years of experience specializing in healthcare-related industries to improve the quality of life, transform patient care, and pioneer next generation innovation through silicone advancements. Dow Corning offers materials that are designed for use in medical device fabrication including wound and scar management, drug delivery systems and pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processing.

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