Designed Polymers for

Tires 

POLYVEST®

POLYVEST® ST Silane Terminated Liquid Rubber

Liquid polymeric silane coupling agent for
silica-reinforced tire tread compounds

POLYVEST® ST is a new generation of silane-modified liquid rubber additives. It combines the advantages of liquid rubbers and functional silanes. Its silane functionalities allow the surface modification of hydrophilic silica fillers and therefore improve the dispersibility of silica in rubber compounds. Due to its rubber-based nature POLYVEST® ST exhibits a natural fit and excellent compatibility to rubber matrix of tire compounds.

During the vulcanization process it incorporates chemically, which exhibits a reinforcement of the rubber matrix and efficiently prevents migration and bleeding out. POLYVEST® ST enables to improve the overall performance of
silica-reinforced tire tread compounds in combination with sulfur silanes like Si 69® or Si 266®. Its application allows to significantly reducing the rolling resistance, which has been indicated by reduced PAYNE effect and tan delta at 60 °C in GREEN Tire and truck tire treads compounds.

POLYVEST® ST is available in three different grades with varying degree of silanization which allows to optimize the silane/rubber ratio depending on the individual performance needs.

Key features and benefits

• Reduced compound viscosity
• No migration and bleeding out
• Improved micro-dispersion of silica
• Reduced tan δ at 60°C
• Reduced Payne effect

POLYVEST® 130 S Unmodified Liquid Rubber

Liquid Polybutadiene as partial oil replacement for
tire tread compounds

POLYVEST® 130 S is liquid rubber designed for the needs of the tire and rubber industry. It exhibits an excellent compatibility with different rubbers and allows the complete or partial replacement of oil while keeping the compound viscosity low.
POLYVEST® 130 S is reactively incorporated during the vulcanization process, which prevents migration and bleeding out.
POLYVEST® MA 75 and POLYVEST® EP MA 120 are maleic anhydride functionalized grades, and will improve the adhesion to metal surfaces.

Key features and benefits

• Low glass transition temperature (-100°C) and low product viscosity
• Reduced compound viscosity
• No bleeding out and migration and therefore reduces hardness changes over time
• Excellent grip and breaking performance on ice and snow and at same time on wet and dry roads
• Increased wear resistance

Further Evonik solutions for the Rubber Industry

ULTRASIL® - REINFORCING FILLERS

From shoe soles through technical rubber products to low rolling resistance tires with excellent wet grip properties and good abrasion resistance, the ULTRASIL® product range offers a wide spectrum of performance characteristics to meet the specific requirements of our customers. ULTRASIL® - the leading global brand for precipitated silica

RUBBER SILANES - ENABLER FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE APPLICATIONS

Rubber Silanes from Evonik are used in a wide range of products in the rubber industry from mechanical rubber goods through shoe soles to tires with excellent rolling resistance, thus reducing fuel consumption. In combination with silica our products such as Si 69® and Si 363® enable cutting-edge technologies to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

VESTENAMER® - THE WORLD’S MOST VERSATILE RUBBER ADDITIVE

VESTENAMER® solves challenges regarding compatibility, mixing, shaping and product performance. The value of this unique rubber additive is proven for multiple rubber types in tire, technical rubber goods and rubber recycling. Discover how VESTENAMER® improves your products and processes.