Bridgestone, NEDO, JSR develop super low-rolling resistance elastomers

ERJ staff report (DS)

Tokyo – By exploiting properties at nano scale – around 100 nm – Bridgestone together with development partners has created a rubber material which delivers lower rolling resistance and better abrasion resistance.

The development is described in a Japanese-language document from NEDO, Japan’s largest public R&D management organisation. Bridgestone worked with NEDO and JSR Corp, widely regarded as the leader in solution-SBR technology for the tyre industry.

The development promises to improve rolling resistance by a further 20 percent ahead of today’s state-of-the-art,…

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