Kingwood, Texas – Orion Engineered Carbons will feature new carbon black technology that can improve the performance of truck tires at the inaugural ITEC in Focus: “Testing Innovations” Conference in Akron, Ohio.
At the conference, which takes place 16-17 Sept, Orion will present a paper titled Reinforcing Filler for Truck Tires to explain how the reinforcing fillers can reduce rolling resistance and improve tread compound performance.
“Ever more stringent regulatory requirements for truck tires place challenges on manufacturers to meet end user performance expectations,” says Lin Bradley, Orion technical market manager – rubber, who will present on 16 Sept.
Bradley will discuss the differing demands between OE and replacement truck tire markets, including the benefits of various aggregate size distribution (ASD) carbon blacks, said an Orion press statement.
The presentation, it added, will detail how ASD has “a significant, quantifiable impact on truck tread compound performance.” It will also review the performance of newly-developed carbon black grades with narrow ASD versus ASTM grades in truck tires for the replacement market.
In October, Orion plans to introduce its ECORAX S 204 and ECORAX S 206 rubber carbon blacks to the US market at the International Elastomer Conference.
“These grades are targeted for new generations of tire designs to help meet the increased EPA fuel economy targets for passenger cars and the SmartWay technology program for truck,” the company said.