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Kraton to Exhibit Biobased Tread Enhancement Additives at Tire Technology Expo 2020

Published on 2020-02-14. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Biobased Solutions    

Tread-additiveKraton Corporation will showcase its SYLVATRAXX™ 8000 Tread Enhancement Additive series at the Tire Technology Expo 2020 (Booth C230). The event will take place from 25 to 27 February in Hannover, Germany.

Kraton’s Additives for Wet Grip Improvement

The SYLVATRAXX™ 8000 Tread Enhancement Additive series is a second-generation polyterpene with high biobased content designed to optimize the balance between wet traction and rolling resistance in silica-filled passenger car tire treads, especially in high-performance all-season tires.

Jochem Vervelde, senior technical associate at Kraton, will deliver a technical presentation titled: 'The Performance of New Viscoelastic Modifiers from a Renewable Source.' The presentation will cover SYLVATRAXX™ 8115 and SYLVATRAXX™ 8125 polyterpene products' evaluation in typical passenger car tread compounds. It will include data from laboratory compounding studies and correlated with the products' key characteristics. The session is listed under Stream 9, which focuses on new materials for tire performance improvement.

In addition to the SYLVATRAXX™ 8000 series, Kraton will also introduce the new concepts on biobased TEA™ technology.

"Kraton's latest innovations are designed to help tire manufacturers meet increasingly stringent criteria for performance and the use of bio-sourced materials," said Nicolas Derville, tires business director at Kraton.

Source: Kraton
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