Lanxess’ additive business takes stage at Tire Technology Expo 2016
The Rhein Chemie Additives (ADD) business unit of Lanxess will appear at Tire Technology Expo 2016, after the restructuring that took place over a year ago, combining the majority of the company’s additive business under a single roof.
Predispersed, polymer-bound additives, processing promoters and both vulcanization and filler activators are among the highlights. The portfolio of Rhenodiv release agents, the Rhenomark family of tread marking inks and the innovative Rhenowave inline process monitoring system will also be presented.
In addition, Lanxess applications development expert Torsten Ziser will give a detailed presentation on the opportunities and challenges of using processing promoters for silica compounds and their impact on the vulcanizates’ final properties.
“The tire industry remains one of our most important customers,” said Dietmar Hoff, ADD’s Head of Product Management Tire Products. “Bladders and the associated release agents alone account for around a fifth of our rubber business line’s sales. Bladders with a permanent coating make life even easier for tire producers – they help make the production process far more efficient by removing the need for constant respraying of release agents.”
Lanxess’ commitment to its bladder business includes a new bladder production line for making tractor tires in Burzaco, Argentina, and the recent opening of a new line producing vulcanization bladders for car and commercial vehicle tires in Qingdao, China.
Tire Technology Expo 2016 will be held from February 16-18 in Hannover, Germany.