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NR/SBR-Blends of Tire-treads

Cut and Chip Properties of Tire Rubber Compounds

Cut and Chip properties of tire tread along with other physicals were examined for entire range of NR/SBR blends ratio, impacts of Sulphur/ Accelerator ratio, Sillica as partial replacement of Carbon Black, Resins and specific short fiber. more...

March 5. 2021 - Research news


Part II: Dynamic Stress-Softening

Silica-Filled Masterbatches produced with Liquid Phase Mixing

The stress-softening effect of vulcanizates has been generally investigated under quasi-static and large deformations.   more...

December 10. 2020 - Research news

Liquid Rubber kann die  Performance von Reifen steigern. Bildquelle: Artur Marciniec –

Dosing of liquid raw materials

Liquid Rubber: New formulation shows excellent results

The specialty chemicals group Evonik Industries is setting a new trend with the use of silane-functionalized polybutadienes as specialty additives for rubber production. more...

October 9. 2020 - Tires in

Gert Heinrich_Leibniz Institut

Chip & Cut Analyzer (ICCA)

Chip & Cut Wear of Truck Tire Treads: Comparison between laboratory and real Tire Testing

Tire treads are exposed to rolling and sliding impacts leading to damages, which are known as Chip and Cut (CC) effects. A reliable prediction of the CC behaviour of new designed tire tread compounds is very difficult without field tests. more...

June 18. 2020 - Research news

Fig. 1: The Silica - Silane Reaction [1]

Ssilane System inside a Tire Tread Compound

New Structure Proposal for Silane modified Silica

The use of the silica / silane system inside a tire tread compound enables a significant improvement in the rolling resistance and the wet traction of the tire. more...

May 13. 2020 - Research news

Fig. 1: Uncovered load bearing elements of bias truck tire.

The influence of neglecting cord shrinkage and cord characteristic linearization on simulation results

Burst Test Simulation for bias Truck Tire

A model of a pneumatic bias tire based on the technique of overlaying the orthotropic reinforcing elements on isotropic rubber elements is presented. more...

September 13. 2019 - Research news

Fig. 5: Determination of the crosslink density by the Mooney-Rivlin approach.

The crosslink density of rubber compounds influences the in-rubber properties of the final product to a great extent

Determination of the Crosslink Density of Tire Tread Compounds by Different Analytical Methods

The crosslink density of rubber compounds influences the in-rubber properties of the final product to a great extent. more...

September 10. 2019 - Research news

Erste Tests von Reifen mit dem naturidentischen, biomimetischen Synthesekautschuk Bisyka zeigen, dass diese etwa 30 bis 50 Prozent weniger Abrieb im Vergleich zu Naturkautschukreifen erzeugen. Bildquelle: Fraunhofer IAP, Till Budde

Biomimetischer Synthesekautschuk mit optimiertem Abriebverhalten

Synthetic rubber outperforms natural rubber

Natürlicher Kautschuk aus Kautschukbäumen ist ein begrenzter Rohstoff. Synthetisch hergestellter Kautschuk reicht bisher im Abriebverhalten jedoch nicht an das natürliche Produkt heran und eignet sich daher nicht für LKW-Reifen. Ein neuartiger Synthesekautschuk erzeugt nun erstmals 30 bis 50 Prozent weniger Abrieb als Naturkautschuk. more...

July 1. 2019 - Tires in

Das Prozesshilfsmittel wird im Straßenbau für gummihaltigen  Asphalt eingesetzt. Bildquelle: alle Evonik Ressource Efificiency

Scrap tires – the new recycled construction material

Innovation for Road Construction

Autoreifen gehören auf die Straße? Stimmt schon. Aber seit rund zwei Jahrzehnten finden sie sich auch immer häufiger in der Straße. Möglich wird das durch recycelte Altreifen und ein Prozesshilfsmittel. Das Additiv ermöglicht, Gummimehl aus Altreifen zu einem gummihaltigen Asphalt zu verarbeiten. more...

February 20. 2019 - Tires in

Abb. 7: Hybridgarn und aufgeschnittener Prüfkörper nach T-Test, links unbeschichtetes  Hybridgarn VP2, rechts RFL-gedipptes Hybridgarn VP2_RFL_La1.

Investigation of Tire Model Compounds

Optimizing the stress-strain behavior of hybrid yarns in elastomer components

Using a tire model compound, the bimodular stress-strain behavior of aramid/PA hybrid yarns in the range of 1-10% strain was adjusted by varying the process parameters during the hybrid yarn production, different yarn constructions, coating of the hybrid yarns and modifying the elastomer matrix by additives. more...

February 20. 2019 - Research news

Silica/Silane- Systems are the  basis for low rolling resistance tires. Copyright: Artur Marciniec/


Overall Stability in European Tyre Replacement Sales

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association published its members’ sales for the year 2018 as well as the last quarter of 2018. more...

February 19. 2019 - Product Review

Fig. 5: Curing behaviour of compounds containing sunflower oil. A repeated measurement is reported for the compound without resin, to confirm the experimental observation.

Biobased Plasticizer

Combining Resins, S-SBR and Bio-Plasticiser for improved Tread Compounds

Bio-sourced plasticizers offer a high-performance, non-toxic, eco-sustainable alternative to traditional plasticizers. more...

September 12. 2018 - Research news

◄ Christoph Siara summarised the advantages of the new graphen nanotubes in rubber. Source: KGK / Dr. Etwina Gandert

Tuball Nanotubes

High-performance Rubbers and Silicones with Graphene Nanotubes

At DKT 2018 Ocsial and its European distributor C.H. Erbslöh presented TUBALL graphene nanotubes and nanotube-based concentrates developed for the elastomers industry. more...

July 23. 2018 - Product Review

Silica/Silane- Systems are the  basis for low rolling resistance tires. Copyright: Artur Marciniec/

Tailor made Silica/Silane-Systems

Precipitated Silica – Morphology Control

Precipitated silica, especially in combination with bifunctional organosilanes, is one of the most important active filler, filler system respectively, that is used in the rubber industry and especially in passenger car tire tread compounds. Despite the fact that there are already many different silica having a broad range of different specific surface areas, the variety of cluster sizes in the nanometer range is rather low in contrast to the broad range of available carbon black structure variations. more...

June 20. 2018 - Tires in

Ayse Aytac_Kocaeli

Abrasion Resistance

Improving the mechanical Properties of Tyre Tread Compounds with different Types of Carbon Fibers

The properties of unsized and coated with different sizing material carbon fiber (CF) reinforced tyre compounds were examined. Unsized CF and CFs which were sized with polyurethane-, epoxy- and phenoxy-sizing were selected. A blend of SBR and BR was used as matrix. The tyre compounds were prepared by using open two-roll mill. The effects of […] more...

February 13. 2018 - Research news