Hydrocarbon resins as performance modifier for green tires
A. Burik & A. C.M. van Bennekom, Eastman Chemical Company
European tire formulations are rapidly evolving at the moment due to the sustainability drive, changes in legislation and upcoming labeling requirements. Improving the performance triangle has become a critical requirement for the new generation tires. Eastman Chemical Eastman studied the performance of various classes of hydrocarbon resins in a passenger car tire tread formulation. Test results have given insights on the processing and performance improvements that the resins from Eastman Chemical can bring to tire tread formulations.