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Improved Winter Tire Performances with Liquid Rubber

C21 uehara kuraray co ltd

Event: 196th Technical Meeting - Fall 2019
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: October 08, 2019
Author: Yosuke Uehara
Paper Number: C21

Price: $20.00

  • Kuraray has developed a series of liquid rubber products with molecular weights ranging from a few thousands to a hundred thousand. These polymers, which consist of isoprene, butadiene, styrene and a new, bio-based monomer “Farnesene”, can be used by tire manufacturers to achieve improvements in processing and tire performances. Liquid Farnesene rubber contributes to advantaged vehicle fuel economy through reduction in tire rolling resistance. Moreover, we found out that Liquid Farenesene rubber offers improvement of ice grip performance compared to oil and other conventional liquid rubbers.

    Papers from 196th Technical Meeting - Fall 2019

    Items from 196th Technical Meeting - Fall 2019