Styron launches two new Sprintan tyre rubber grades

Styron has added two new Sprintan-branded rubber grades for use in tyre manufacturing. According to the company, Styron’s Sprintanrubber portfolio offers “high performance solutions” to answer specific tyre industry needs. The range includes rubber grades with enhanced wet grip and wear performance, as well as grades that provide a good balance between traction and rolling resistance.

The newest members of the Sprintan family are the SLR 3402 and SLR 4502, two next generation solutions adjusted for improved low-temperature performance. SLR 3402 and SLR 4502 offer the combined benefits found in existing grades, namely low rolling resistance, as well as reduced stiffness at low temperatures boosting snow grip potential in winter tread application. Both solutions can be blended with other polymers, offering customers greater flexibility.

For Ultra High Performance (UHP) passenger car treads, Styron produces the Sprintan SLR 4502 and 3402, which can be applied to partially replace high-Tg SSBR and BR. Both new grades bring additional reduction in rolling resistance due to their functionalization technology that is highly effective with silica as well as with carbon black fillers. Ultimately, their dynamic characteristics help Styron customers create differentiated top quality tires to continue their success within the industry.

Olivier Veron, marketing manager of Styron’s Rubber Business explained: “The microstructure of these new grades clearly differentiates them from our existing rubber portfolio and can be positioned as best-in-class among our products of non-oil extended grades. Styron is committed to innovate and develop tire solutions by working closely with our customers who are a source of inspiration on a daily basis. Forging ahead, we will continue to partner with customers to design next generation rubber products and technology that will help them upgrade their tire line to address future trends and global regulatory standards.”

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