Pirelli and Versalis to research guayule

ERJ staff report (TB)

San Donato Milanese, Italy – Italian synthetic polymer producer Versalis and Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. have agreed to jointly research the use of guayule-based natural rubber (NR) in tire production, reports Tire Business, a US-based sister publication of European Rubber Journal.

The joint research project will run over three years, the companies said, and calls for Versalis – the chemicals business unit of the petrochemical firm Eni S.p.A. – to provide exclusively an “innovative range” of guayule-based natural rubber materials and for Pirelli to…

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