Trinseo presents new synthetic rubber solution

Trinseo, the global plastics, latex binder, and synthetic rubber manufacturer, is introducing a new grade of multifunctionalized S-SBR called Sprintan 918S, at the Tire Technology Expo from March 5-7 in Hanover, Germany.

The new oil extended grade, Sprintan 918S, was developed by Trinseo to address the increasing challenges, such as physical stability, safety, high fuel efficiency at the same time with easy processability for the tread of UHP tyres. These type of tyres see an increasing demand triggered by the growth of SUVs and light trucks market. Sprintan 918S is an easy-to-process, multifunctionalized S-SBR grade which substantially improves fuel efficiency and has excellent mechanical properties while sustaining good wet grip.

“Standing at the forefront of innovation for the tyre industry, our newly launched product is making an important contribution to the current challenge in the industry to balance processability and increased performance,” said Samer Al Jabi, Trinseo’s global business director, Synthetic Rubber.”

In addition, the company will demonstrate its expertise in this field with two presentations. On Tuesday 5 March Thomas Stratton, Trinseo’s compound and tyre application leader, Synthetic Rubber, will provide insights into “Cross-currents in tyre industry trends: how must polymers evolve?” He will talk about how and why polymer manufacturers must develop a strategy in a world where sustainability sits side by side with changing transport demand. He will also share how Trinseo is tackling these trends and challenges.

Then, on Wednesday 6 March Trinseo’s Dr. Sven Thiele, R&D leader, Process and Product Development Anionic, will present “Easy-to-process multifunctionalized S-SBR.” This presentation will highlight how Trinseo’s newly-developed polymer enables low compound viscosities, smooth synthetic rubber sheet surface appearance and good extrusion characteristics at excellent rolling resistance and wet grip balance.

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