MADRID—Repsol S.A. will be presenting a technical paper at the ACS International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland as part of the IEC's Technical Meeting on Oct. 13 at 5:15 p.m.
Gloria Montealegre, Repsol research and development and technical support chemist, will speak on environmentally-friendly, alternative extender oils in tire manufacturing. She will focus on low toxicity aromatic TDAE and RAE processing oils as alternatives to commonly used high-polyaromatic oils in tire manufacturing.
Repsol said rubber processing extender oils are a key component in rubber tire formulations. European legislation (Directive 2005/69/EC) forbids the use of high-polyaromatic RPOs in tire formulations, and many countries are expected to follow this EU directive and ban high-polyaromatic RPOs.
The chemistry of the different extender oil alternatives is very important to achieve the best performance in a rubber tire, Repsol said. More information on Repsol's extender oils can be found at its website.
Montealegre began her career with Repsol 15 years ago as its research and development center, working primarily on lubricants and specialty products. She was responsible for developing new products and processes that fit the requirements of the rubber compounding market.
Repsol is a global energy groups and, according to its release, one of the top private oil companies in the world. In its integrated chemical activity, the firm manufactures and markets a variety of products from base petrochemicals to derivatives in more than 95 countries.