Tread Enhancement Additives

Kraton developed a new range of purely alpha pine-based tread enhancement additives for passenger car tires. These non-limonene-based additives have softening points ranging between 80 and 130 oC and offer tire manufacturers solutions to formulate tire tread compositions to improve traction and rolling resistance. Prototypes have been successfully evaluated in our tire application lab. The first plant trials are scheduled for mid-2018.


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