Halle, Germany – Trinseo has won the Hugo-Junkers 2017 Award for “most innovative product development” at Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences.
The award was in recognition of Trinseo’s patented highly functionalised synthetic rubber solution for low rolling resistance in tires.
Leopoldina presented the award to the company’s synthetic rubber R&D team in Schkopau, Germany, in mid-December.
Developed at the Schkopau synthetic rubber plant, the new styrene-butadiene rubber reduces tire rolling resistance by 4% - 5%, Trinseo said.
“The Hugo-Junker prize is a motivation for us to keep working on our product pipeline,” said Sven Thiele, R&D leader process & product development anionic at Trinseo.