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Rubber Modification

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Arakawa resins have a wide range of solubility parameters, which allows excellent compatibility and solubility with various rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers.

The benefits of adding Arakawa resins to the elastomeric compounds include:

  • Tackifiction of the compound
  • Improvement in processability
  • Improvement of physical properties by compatibility control

Tire Compounds

ARKONTM hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins are an excellent solution to promote the development of energy effecient tires due to the suitable compatibility with new raw materials developments, especially in the synthetic rubber industry. A balance of rolling resistance and wet grip can be adjusted by adding tire tread compound.

Car driving on wet pavement