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Chem-Trend L.P. rolled out three silicone-free inside tire paints at the recent Tire Technology Expo in Cologne, Germany. Chem-Trend said these tire paints will save manufacturers time and money by simplifying the downstream cleaning required on some tires. Manufacturers using Chem-Trend's non-silicone inside tire paints would eliminate the use of aggressive chemicals typically used to remove residues of inside paint from cured tires prior to the application of sealants, the company said, adding that using the product provides a significant environmental benefit.
The new line of silicone-free products represents three categories of inside tire paints used in the process of curing tires:
• Unfilled inside tire paint: Applied to the inside of each tire prior to curing to provide outstanding slip and tire uniformity.
• Filled inside tire paint: Specifically formulated to deliver maximum slip and air bleed.
• Durable unfilled tire paint: Creates a reservoir of slip-and-release functionality on the curing bladder surface, allowing the release of several untreated tires between applications.
Chem-Trend said it delivers the largest range of inside tire paints to the tire industry and will continue to manufacture both silicone and non-silicone formulations.
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