Lanxess showcased a number of new products at the International Engineering Fair, running this week (September 15-19) in Brno, Czech Republic. One of the new products was Nanoprene, which is a tackifier/binder used in SBR/NR tread compounds. It serves a similar function to BASF’s Koresin.
The Technical Rubber Products (TRP) business unit has launched a brand new development in tire technology in the form of Nanoprene. This additive for rubber mixtures used in tire treads can significantly reduce tire wear. This helps to extend the service life of tires, which brings both economic and environmental benefits. Together with LANXESS’s Rhein Chemie business unit, TRP is opening up new application areas for Nanoprene.
Here is the press release.
I have heard from Lanxess that the new Nanoprene product acts as a tackifier/binder in SBR/NR systems.