ATLANTA (Aug. 24, 2011)—Dow Chemical Co. and rubber recycler Lehigh Technologies Inc. are to cooperate on research for the use of post-consumer rubber materials for use in tires.
Dow and Lehigh will combine proprietary technologies to modify the rubber particles. The program will combine Dow's expertise in polymer chemistry with Lehigh's expertise in sustainable rubber compound development and testing.
“Our primary customer base, the world's leading tire companies, has been requesting advanced technologies to enable increased sustainable content in tires,” said Alan Barton, CEO of Lehigh Technologies. “The Dow-Lehigh research program is part of a broader technology program at Lehigh, aimed at providing sustainable solutions without compromise.”