Maastricht, The Netherlands – Arlanxeo is introducing new solution styrene butadiene rubbers (SSBR) and other tire production technologies during Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany on 13-16 Feb.
The Lanxess-Saudi Aramco rubber JV said on 13 Feb that its Tire & Speciality Rubbers (TSR) unit would be introducing two new commercialised SSBRs, featuring first and second generation functionalisation technologies respectively: Buna FX 3234A-2 and Buna FX 5000.
Buna FX 3234A-2 is a high styrene SSBR featuring functional groups designed to interact with silica fillers in order to reduce rolling resistance in passenger tire treads.
The product, said Arlanxeo, contains 37.5 phr of TDAE oil and is designed particularly for high performance summer tires.
Buna FX 5000 is a high vinyl SSBR featuring Arlanxeo´s second generation functionalisation technology, also designed to interact with silica fillers to boost fuel economy.
This product contains just 7 phr TDAE oil extension, which offers the compounder the chance to optimise rolling resistance further through reduction of filler loadings.