Waterford, New York – Momentive Performance Materials Inc. will be displaying a number of NXT silane products for use in tire manufacturing and processing during the the 2017 Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany, held 14-16 Feb.
NXT silane, a thiocarboxylate functional silane, can reduce rolling resistance without loss of wet traction, said Momentive.
The material, it added, increases “overall production efficiency for tire manufacturers as compared to standard sulfur silanes.”
Also on display will be NXT Z 45 silane, which is an oligomeric combination of mercapto and thiocarboxylate functional silanes.
According to Momentive, NXT Z 45 can help improve “dynamic and physical properties, reduce overall manufacturing costs through improved processing, and virtually eliminate ethanol emissions.”
Silica compounds coupled with NXT Z 45 silane, the company said, generally exhibit “improved silica dispersion, easier mixing, and faster pliable processing.”