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Trinseo Exhibited Next Generation Rubber Portfolio at Tire Technology Expo

Published on 2016-03-02. Author : SpecialChem

HORGEN, Switzerland -- Trinseo, the global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, participated at the Tire Technology Expo, one of the Europe's leading international Tire Design and Tire Manufacturing Exhibitions and Conferences. This year marked the first time that Trinseo exhibited its wide range of standard and advanced rubber solutions at the show.

Fig. 1: Trinseo

During the Expo Trinseo featured its developments in the next generation rubber portfolio, part of their advanced product mix, which helps customers achieve improved tire ratings and enhanced performance. This latest Trinseo innovation provides new solutions to address multiple key tire properties, principally rolling resistance, wet and dry grip, improved abrasion resistance, and good handling.

As one of the top technology leaders in synthetic rubber, the company’s R&D department is dedicated to continuously enhance its offering for the synthetic rubber markets by developing innovative new rubber technologies. Exhibition visitors received an update on Neodymium BR (Nd-BR), a high performance technology complementary to S-SBR that Trinseo is developing to address current market needs.

Two of Trinseo’s key R&D Leaders also presented recent findings in the development of functionalized synthetic rubber and high-cis polybutadiene rubber as part of the official conference program.

Global Business Director Synthetic Rubber at Trinseo, Samer Al Jabi, is excited to be part of Tire Technology Expo: “Today, one of the most important trends we see comes out of customer collaboration, and the market in general, is the need for more sustainable products. Our development efforts are always in line with this market demand, especially in the field of sustainable transport. Tire Technology Expo is a great platform for us to showcase our R&D commitment to our customers. We are their partner in innovation who designs and develops rubber technology to help them upgrade their line of tires and address global trends and regulatory standards.”

Trinseo’s presentation on the development of functionalized synthetic rubber for low rolling resistance tires was delivered by Dr. Sven Thiele. Trinseo’s presentation on the development of high-cis polybutadiene rubber grades was delivered by Dr. Malte Wohlfahrt.

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider, and a manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. It is focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help customers create products that touch lives every day —products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives—across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, lighting, electrical, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $5.1 billion in revenue in 2014, with 19 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,100 employees.

Source: Trinseo

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