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Bridgestone claims NR-beating isoprene rubber

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. has claimed a breakthrough in creating synthetic isoprene rubber (IR) through “precise molecular structure control” utilising a proprietary polymerisation catalyst developed by the company.

SR-bridgestone-IRThe newly synthesised IR, said Bridgestone on 24 Feb, has the potential to contribute to the development of “next-generation rubber with performance surpassing that of natural rubber”.

The new IR can also be created using isoprene derived from renewable biomass, said the Japanese tire & rubber company, anticipating that it could…

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