Evolving our innovation and collaboration processes with SPRINTAN™ Solution-Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) products.
Trinseo’s polymerized S-SBR, produced by anionic batch polymerization, is available in a wide variety of styrene and vinyl contents. For use in high-performance tires, our S-SBR products provide an excellent balance between wet grip, low rolling resistance, and abrasion resistance in silica and carbon black compounds. They are also used to manufacture high-quality industrial rubber goods.
For more than 80 years, we have consistently invested in our resources and technologies, strictly focusing on our customers’ success. Our latest functionalized SPRINTAN™ S-SBR grades are proven to reduce rolling resistance lab indicators by 50 percent compared to non-functionalized synthetic rubber grades. This enables a three to five percent fuel consumption reduction in passenger cars, depending on final tire construction.
As part of our investment in our customers’ success, in 2018, we inaugurated our state-of-the-art S-SBR pilot plant in Schkopau, Germany. This allowed us to further evolve our innovation and collaboration process and accelerate the product validation and time-to-market through sample quantity production (tailored to in-depth testing in combination with polymerization) and finishing in flexible process configurations.
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