LANXESS to showcase innovations at China International Rubber Tire & Auto Accessory Exhibition

German specialty chemicals group LANXESS showcased its innovations in the field of high performance additives for the rubber and tire industry at the 2011 China Guangrao International Rubber Tire & Auto Accessory Exhibition from May 15 to 17 in Guangrao, Shandong.  The two business units Rhein Chemie and Rubber Chemicals introduced their highly innovative products and solutions for the industry.

Highlights include Rhein Chemie’s newly developed Aflux 37, a processing promoter that is especially suited for silica compound. It can enhance the processing of silica-based rubber compounds by improving silica dispersion and decreasing compound viscosity.  By application of Aflux 37, faster extrusion rates are obtained, and hence the productivity is increased.  This product can be used in tires and technical rubber goods containing compounds based on white polar fillers.  Additionally, Rhein Chemie exhibited Aktiplast GE2206, a new type environment friendly physical and chemical peptizer; and Aktiplast GE1979, a very effective regenerant for natural and synthetic rubber waste and its blends.

LANXESS’ Rubber Chemicals business unit featured its full portfolio of additives for the tire industry.  It highlighted Vulcuren® - a new crosslinking agent to improve tires service life and work as a new second accelerator reducing the rolling resistance.
Alongside VULCUREN, Renacit from LANXESS’ Rubber Chemicals business unit is a highly effective eco-friendly peptizer reducing mastication times, thus increasing mixing capacity and reducing costs. Vulkalent E is a unique retarder to EPDM, NBR and HNBR for rubber products to high performance automobile industry application.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2010 and currently around 15,500 employees in 30 countries. The company is at present represented at 46 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.

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