• LANXESS at the 15th Tires and Rubber 2012 in Moscow;
• More than 7,000 visitors expected;
• Solutions for modern tires with low rolling resistance;
• High-tech rubber for hoses and seals.
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is again actively participating this year in the Tires and Rubber Fair in Moscow (Pavilion 3, Stand 3B90). The organizers of the international exhibition for the tire and rubber industry are expecting more than 7,000 visitors. Around 200 exhibitors from 25 countries will present their latest products there.
For LANXESS, the focus in 2012 is on “Green Mobility”. With this as its motto, the world’s leading manufacturer of synthetic rubber is showcasing modern synthetic rubber and rubber additives that facilitate in particular the low-pollutant and cost-effective production of energy-saving, durable and safe tires.
“The Russian market has enormous potential,” said Georges Barbey, Managing Director of OOO LANXESS in Russia. “Tires and Rubber is the ideal platform for entering into dialog with our customers in Russia and the CIS states and for presenting our innovative products.”
Among the polymers with which the rolling resistance of modern tires can be reduced without adversely affecting safety are state-of-the-art, functionalized SSBR and neodymium-polybutadiene rubber grades from LANXESS. These high-performance rubber raw materials can at the same time increase tire service life. Moreover, powerful butyl rubbers from LANXESS play a part in maintaining optimal air pressure in tires for longer, thus also helping to minimize consumption values.
“LANXESS rubber are not only to be found in tires, they can also save resources in other parts of a car,” said Barbey. Examples include weather-resistant seals made of the EPDM rubbers Buna EP and Keltan. And EPM/EPDM rubber is gaining importance as a material for hoses that transport aggressive media, including alternative fuels.
Under the hood, hoses and lightweight toothed belts made of robust LANXESS HNBR synthetic rubber Therban are performing important tasks in many cars: they contribute to precise engine control and more often than not are fundamental to the development of particularly powerful engines that get very hot. In such conditions, many other types of rubber used would simply fail.
LANXESS expertise in the rubber sector is in demand in the important field of rubber additives too. Dithiophosphate-based crosslinking agents allow nitrosamine-free vulcanization, for example, and at the same time stand for simple processing and first-class quality and performance; Rhenogran and Rhenocure from LANXESS' subsidiary Rhein Chemie can frequently offer clear alternatives to the often problematic accelerators that are used in acrylic and chloroprene rubbers, among other types. And the service life of highly stressed tires can be considerably enhanced with the aid of antioxidants from the Vulkanox family.
At Tires and Rubber, Rhein Chemie will also showcase its high-performance tire bladders, environmentally friendly Rhenodiv release agents, Rhenomark tire marking inks and predispersed additives (Rhenogran). Rhein Chemie, recently presented with the Tire Technology International Award for Innovation and Excellence and named Tire Industry Supplier of the Year, has significantly expanded its range of solutions for tire manufacturers since the beginning of last year. The company places special emphasis on its green solutions through which it is taking account of the growing significance of sustainability in the tire industry.
LANXESS (lanxess.com) is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.8 billion in 2011 and currently around 16,500 employees in 30 countries. The company is at present represented at 48 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainable indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good.