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LANXESS presenting new solutions for the tire processing industry at ITEC 2018

  • Vulkanol® TOF – a new rubber additive for improved wet and ice grip and rolling resistance
  • Improved tire reversion resistance with Vulcuren® and Perkalink® anti-reversion agents
  • Solutions for all stages of tire production

Pittsburgh, PA – September 6, 2018– Global specialty chemicals company LANXESS will present a range of products and services for the tire industry at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) taking place September 11 – 13, 2018 in Akron, Ohio.  In booth #321, LANXESS Corporation’s Rhein Chemie business unit will highlight a new, innovative rubber additive for improved wet and ice grip and rolling resistance, Vulkanol® TOF, along with its portfolio of tire industry solutions that include Rhenodiv® release agents, Rhenoshape® curing bladders, Rhenomark® marking paints and Rhenogran®, Perkalink® and Vulcuren® high-performance curing systems.


During the conference, Dr. Hermann-Josef Weidenhaupt, Senior Application Technology Specialist for business unit Rhein Chemie, will detail how the use of LANXESS’ new Vulkanol TOF rubber additive resulted in improvements in the ‘magic triangle’ of tire technology in silica tread formulations in a paper titled, “Vulkanol TOF To Improve Wet and Ice Traction in Tires” on Wednesday, September 12 from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. 


Additionally, Joel Neilsen, Technical Applications Specialist for business unit Rhein Chemie, will discuss two LANXESS additives – Vulcuren and Perkalink 900 – that act in two different ways to reduce reversion in TBR and OTR tires, thus prolonging service life, on Wednesday, September 12 from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.  In the presentation titled, “Two Compounding Additives to Improve Tire Reversion Resistance”, the features of each additive will be detailed, along with the method of reducing reversion, offering tire compounders a choice in determining the best way to reduce reversion in processing. 


As a leading supplier of chemicals and additives for the tire industry, LANXESS offers solutions to help tire makers balance the ever-increasing ecological, economical, and performance requirements of tires for cars, trucks, motorcycles and large vehicles.  The company’s product portfolio for the tire industry includes a range of environmentally friendly Rhenodiv release agents, Rhenomark tire marking paints, Rhenoshape tire curing bladders, polymer-bound chemicals and additives, processing promoters and other specialty and standard chemicals and functional additives.  With solutions and services to support every stage of the tire production chain – from mixing through extrusion, curing and finishing – LANXESS offers tire manufacturers a one-stop solution across the complete manufacturing process. 


In addition to a large product portfolio, the Rhein Chemie business unit operates production plants in all relevant regions of the rubber world and several regional technical competence centers to maintain close contact to customers. 



LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 9.7 billion in 2017 and about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 74 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.


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