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Published on September 23, 2010

Next Generation Process Additives For High Natural Rubber Compounds

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Date Published September 23, 2010

Passenger and light truck compound physical properties have improved significantly since the introduction of silica formulations. Processing additives have been used to aid in the mixing and downstream processing of these compounds as well as improve their properties. Silica formulations are providing improved physical properties for heavy duty tires that contain high percentages of natural rubber. These compounds provide processing challenges that can benefit from processing additives not only to improve processability but to enhance physical properties.