LONDON—Russian petrochemical company Sibur has developed new grades of solution-SBR rubber for future tire products.
Sibur said innovations at its research and development center in association with Voronezhsintezkauchuk had developed the new grades of SSBR.
The product line is one of the most promising products of the Voronezh plant intended to manufacture low rolling resistance and high grip road tires, the firm said.
The technology was piloted to deliver two rubber grades: SSBR-HV and SSBR-LV, designed for different types of tires. The pilot products will be shipped to offshore consumers for testing.
The commercial-scale production process is scheduled to go online next year, Sibur said.
Sibur said in a statement that the SSBR-HV and SSBR-LV grades will spawn new generations of styrene butadiene rubbers.