Carbon black plays a key role in improving properties important to tire manufacturing and tire performance. Our complete line of high-quality ASTM-grade carbon blacks for tire producers deliver increased durability and reinforcement for added product life.
Selecting the right carbon black for each component of the tire is important in providing the optimal balance of properties. Rely on us to work with you to match the right product to your precise application.
In tire tread compounds, the balance between wear resistance, rolling resistance and traction is critical. Our line of patented enhanced performance carbon blacks has been designed to improve treadwear and rolling resistance, while maintaining traction. This is an important step toward meeting the ever-changing industry standards required for tire labeling and fuel economy.
Other carbon blacks have been formulated to further reduce non-tread compound hysteresis and improve inner liner permeability that helps to increase tire life and fuel economy.
Our technology services teams are focused on developing new grades of carbon black for further improvements in treadwear and reducing heat buildup in the tread and non-tread components. These improvements can reduce CO2 emissions, also improving fuel economy and tire life. The result is more environmentally friendly products for sustainable transportation and a cleaner planet.