Materials for Heavy Truck and Bus Tires

Enabling improved fuel-efficiency in the heavy truck sector with Trinseo’s Solution-Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR)

Building on our long-term experience in passenger car tires, Trinseo has extended its Solution-Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) portfolio to address the application requirements for heavy truck and bus tires. With our recently developed grades, specifically designed to reduce rolling resistance in truck tire tread, we are taking the lead in applying S-SBR materials to truck and bus radial tires to further impact global sustainability goals.

Trinseo’s low Tg polymers, like SPRINTAN™ SLR 3402, are already used in truck and bus tires as a partial replacement for natural rubber, enabling improved energy-efficiency as well as performance, while balancing rolling resistance and wear. Based on lab indicators that show 20 to 30 percent lower hysteresis in tread compounds, using S-SBR could translate into fuel savings of three to four percent depending on final tire construction.

Get in touch with us to discuss how we can collaborate and support you in the development of more efficient and better performing heavy truck and bus tires.

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