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Hydrocarbon resins as an alternative to TDAE oil in tire tread compounds

by Pilar Bernal-Ortega, Elfi Gaillard, Frances van Elburg and Anke Blume, University of Twente.

The ever increasing market demand for high performance products requires constant research to continuously improve the performance and safety of tires. The further extension of the “Magic Triangle of Tires” still remains a major challenge for tire manufacturers. There is a continuous effort to simultaneously optimize rolling resistance (RR), wet grip (WG), and wear or abrasion resistance.

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