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2017-02-14

ARLANXEO at Tire Technology Expo 2017: Introducing new developments in SSBR

  • Showcases tire performance boosting technologies
  • Introduces two new Buna SSBR grades for reduced rolling resistance
  • Tire Technology Expo 2017, Hannover, Germany - Hall 2, Stand C224

Maastricht - ARLANXEO, a global leader in performance elastomers, will highlight its latest products and technologies from February 14-16th, 2017 at the Tire Technology Expo 2017 in Hannover, Germany. This includes new functionalization technologies designed to reinforce tire performance.

ARLANXEO’S Tire & Specialty Rubbers (TSR) business unit offers a broad portfolio of versatile rubbers primarily for applications in tire production. They are used in, for example, the inner liners (the airtight layers) of tires as well as for the tread, side walls and other tire components.

During the show, ARLANXEO TSR will introduce two new commercialised Solution Styrene-Butadiene Rubbers (SSBR) featuring 1st and 2nd generation functionalisation technologies respectively: Buna FX 3234A-2 and Buna FX 5000.

New Solution Styrene-Butadiene Rubbers (SSBR)


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 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 2nd generation functionalisation technology also designed to interact with silica fillers to boost fuel economy thanks to its rolling resistance reduction. 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.

The product can also be considered for all season tires because of the reduction in dynamic stiffness at low temperatures due to the reduced Payne effect encouraged by the improved polymer to filler interactions.

In addition ARLANXEO will also highlight current developments in presentations:

Date 14/02/2017: time: 12:00 Presentation
Tire Industry 2030: from a synthetic elastomer supplier's perspective
Dr. Thomas Gross
Head of global TS&D and R&D
Tire & Specialty Rubbers (TSR) business unit
ARLANXEO Deutschland GmbH

This keynote address aims at translating automotive and tire industry trends into tomorrow’s performance elastomers. While discussing aspects such as material and technology developments, government regulations, market dynamics and sustainability, the impact on the development activities of the entire value chain and, most particularly, raw material suppliers like ARLANXEO, will be analysed.

Tire & Specialty Rubbers
Tire & Specialty Rubbers (TSR), a business unit of the ARLANXEO group, offers a broad portfolio of versatile rubbers primarily for applications in tire production. They are used in, for example, the inner liners (the airtight layers) of tires as well as for the tread, side walls and other tire components. Other applications include chewing gum, sports and golf balls, hoses and conveyor belts.


About ARLANXEO
ARLANXEO is a world-leading synthetic rubber company with sales of around EUR 2.8 billion in 2015, about 3,800 employees and a presence at 20 production sites in nine countries. The company’s core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-performance rubber for use in, for example, the automotive and tire industries, the construction industry, and the oil and gas industries. ARLANXEO was established in April 2016 as a joint venture of LANXESS and Saudi Aramco.

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