Inner liner development work with tire manufacturers

Based on feature article published in ERJ’s November/December issue:

Simon Holmes, Saudi elastomers downstream development, explains how ExxonMobil Chemical is working with tire companies to achieve advance levels of air retention in inner liners using solutions based on the latest grades of halobutyl polymers:

The inner liner of a tire is typically based on halobutyl rubber blends and manufactured as a highly uniform sheet, in thicknesses of less than 1mm. Good control of the compound viscosity and process is required during manufacture to ensure the highest quality.


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