Yokohama, ExxonMobil to commercialise tyre liner

From Rubber & Plastics News

Tokyo-Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. and ExxonMobil Chemical Co. have agreed to cooperate on the commercialisation of a Yokohama-developed inner liner technology that promises to reduce the weight of a tyre “significantly.”

Houston-based ExxonMobil Chemical, a producer of butyl rubber used in inner liners, has licensed patented technology related to the Yokohama Advanced Liner, and the companies have agreed to combine their respective expertise in the field to improve and advance the performance of YAL.

The agreement also grants ExxonMobil Chemical rights to commercialize…

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