Development of advanced polymers to meet future (tire) compound requirements
Luc ter Bogt
After a short company presentation, the current product portfolio of the business unit Tire & Specialty Rubber (TSR) will be shown. As the globally largest synthetic rubber manufacturer, ARLANXEO TSR produces (halo)butyl, Co-, Li- and NdBR, emulsion SBR and solution SBR for many applications. In more detail the presentation will focus on the newest developments within the different product lines. Two clear directions are to use extremely linear polymers to reduce compound hysteresis and the use of polymers with functionality towards fillers. Both directions go hand in hand with processing challenges, for which ARLANXEO offers solutions.