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LANXESS leads the era of new materials for automotive "green tires"

recently, stratley portfolio performance incorporated, on behalf of special chemicals and synthetic rubber pioneer LANXESS, conducted extensive research on the solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) market, and drew two important conclusions: first, the tire industry believes that there is a trend towards low rolling resistance tires in the entire European and global markets. Secondly, high performance solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) and neodymium butadiene rubber (nd PBR) are necessary materials for developing low rolling resistance tires. Therefore, the industry is more actively seeking to cooperate with professional synthetic rubber manufacturers

experts have said that if the tire labeling law is implemented throughout Europe in 2012, the tire industry will change dramatically. Ge Rubai, head of Langsheng's high-performance CIS polybutadiene rubber business department, said: "it sounds like a contradiction, but for cost and environment conscious consumers, cheap tires made of traditional rubber have become too expensive.". The rise in fuel prices is one of the main reasons for this situation. The investment in low-energy tires made of modern synthetic rubber can be quickly rewarded. For a long time, automobile manufacturers have also favored "green" fuel-efficient tires, because they can minimize the demand for fuel in automotive products and encourage smart consumers to buy high-performance tires or "green tires". Another important factor is their long service life and better safety performance. Continuous optimization of production process is a good way to deal with and solve problems. If the manufacturer adopts the special rubber produced by LANXESS, the safety performance can be greatly improved. Ge Rubai said, "the tire industry has entered the era of new materials a few years ago."

up to now, it has not been concluded how much consumers' increasing attention to details will affect the demand for SSBR - experts believe that SSBR is another high-performance rubber that is crucial to the development of economic, safe and durable tires, in addition to neodymium CIS butadiene rubber. Is the existing rubber grade sufficient to ensure that the tire gets a high score in all relevant performance evaluations? How will suppliers in emerging markets respond to changes in the current situation? How do marketing experts view the important supply situation of SSBR

nowadays, the market research results of lsbr provide the answer to the above questions. This study conducted an in-depth questionnaire survey on more than 70 tire experts from more than 20 countries around the world, and conducted a large number of face-to-face interviews with the above experts. Stratley experts hired by LANXESS evaluated the views of 32 tire manufacturers around the world. The total sales of these tire manufacturers reached about US $130billion, accounting for about 84% of the global tire market. Moreover, these manufacturers include the top 20 enterprises in the industry

the research results are surprisingly unified, reflecting the overall trend of the industry: 85% of all tire companies surveyed believe that the new EU regulations will have a huge impact on the company's daily business. Most of them regard this impact as an opportunity rather than an obstacle. For high-performance tires, many people have made it clear that solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber is an indispensable material for the calculation formula of scanning time in 4.2.3, especially when used in combination with silica filler. After careful market research, the author of this research report believes that in the next few years, SSBR will significantly capture the market share of traditional ESBR - after five years, the use of SSBR in automotive tires will be twice that of ESBR. However, 85% of the experts surveyed believed that the supply situation of products was quite severe

in the evaluation of solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber high-performance elastomer, it is important not only to improve the performance of products made of solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber, but also to processability. Experts in the global tire industry have expressed great interest in how the grade of SSBR sold in the current market will continue to develop. The supply of more excellent green tires largely depends on the increasingly perfect grade of solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber. Therefore, the industry hopes to cooperate closely with raw material manufacturers such as LANXESS

"the data and evaluation results we presented for the first time can not only help customers adapt to the changes in the market, but also a valuable tool, by which we can more efficiently adapt to the needs of customers," Ge Rubai added. As a pioneer in the field of synthetic rubber, LANXESS has the unique synthesis and production technology of solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber in the world: in recent years, a large number of grades of solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber have been provided as samples. Recently, we have significantly improved the company's rubber testing technology again, which shows that LANXESS still regards R & D as the top priority of all work. Ge Rubai said: "Over the past century, we have accumulated rich experience in the field of synthetic rubber. For an industry that increasingly relies on exquisite technical expertise to achieve commercial success, we are undoubtedly the most ideal partner. In addition, we also pay great attention to processing technology. Recently, we have conducted research on solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber and neodymium butadiene rubber plants in Europe, Brazil and the United States to explore new materials, new processes and new technologies And the investment of debottlenecking in the process of new structure, thus enhancing the flexibility of production in these factories. At the same time, we are also building a neodymium butadiene rubber production base with a capacity of 140000 tons in Singapore. All these show that we hope to maintain our reputation as a reliable supplier of high-performance special rubber in the tire industry "

tire labeling method promotes the application of green tires

the driving force of the demand for "green tires" comes from the tire labeling method implemented all over the world

since November 2012, the European Union has implemented a mandatory tire labeling law. Tires are classified into a to G grades according to fuel efficiency and wet grip, and rolling noise is also an evaluation indicator. By highlighting the attachment of "green tires", the new tire law adds value to the 7993 series by means of positive voltage power supply, providing consumers with greater transparency

Japan and South Korea are the first countries to implement labeling law. In January, 2010, Japan implemented the voluntary tire labeling law. In November, 2011, South Korea also introduced the voluntary labeling system, and implemented the mandatory labeling system in December, 2012. In the next few years, other countries such as Brazil, the United States and China will also successively implement this system

the "green tire" containing neodymium butadiene rubber and solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber in the formula can achieve the best performance. Neodymium butadiene rubber is applied to the tread and side of "green tire", which helps to reduce rolling resistance and improve fuel efficiency. Neodymium butadiene rubber is extremely wear-resistant, so it makes tires safer and more durable. Solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber is mainly used in the tread of "green tires", which helps to reduce rolling resistance and increase the grip of tires on wet and slippery roads

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