News Release

Cancarb and R.D. Abbott announce new Thermax® agency partnership

September 8, 2016

Cancarb Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of R.D. Abbott Company, Inc., as Cancarb's agent for Thermax® brand Thermal Carbon Black to the rubber industry in the United States and Canada effective January 1, 2017.

"Our expanded partnership with R.D. Abbott will provide Cancarb with a more comprehensive approach to customer sales and new application development" said Ken Tate, Cancarb President. "R.D. Abbott with a coordinated approach between technical application assistance and sales is uniquely positioned to help Cancarb customers in the coming years."

"We at R.D. Abbott consider it a privilege to expand our partnership with Cancarb-an organization rich with integrity and collaboration," said Keith Thomas, President of R.D. Abbott, "and we are committed to discovering innovative applications for their materials and advancing market share of Thermax® Thermal Carbon Black throughout the United States and Canada."

About Cancarb Limited
Cancarb is the global leader in the production and marketing of thermal carbon black with customers in 44 countries. Our plant, located in Alberta, Canada, uses state of the art technology to ensure that our Thermax® brand products are of the highest quality and consistency and are produced efficiently and in an environmentally responsible manner. Cancarb is a subsidiary of Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. With more than 95 years' experience, Tokai Carbon is a global leader in carbon materials with operations in Carbon Black, Graphite Electrode, Fine Carbon and Friction Materials. For further details see www.cancarb.com

About R.D. Abbott Company, Inc.
R.D. Abbott is a full-service supplier that's been serving the rubber industry since 1948. We are staffed with rubber industry veterans, equipped with comprehensive testing laboratories, and stocked with leading elastomer products in warehouse locations throughout North America. Our 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. Our 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. To learn more about our products and services, visit www.rdabbott.com.

For further information, please contact:

Cancarb Limited: Ross Buchholz: +1.403.529.4327
R.D. Abbott: Amy Congo: +1.562.373.6945