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  1. New rubber grades

    Voronezhsintezkauchuk has launched a new rubber grade. Elastomers R&D Centre at SIBUR’s Voronezh site developed a new grade of high-viscosity polybutadiene rubber (BR-ND HV) for tyres with enhanced end-user performance. The material was tested by a leading tyre manufacturer and approved for production. The new grade responds to the growing demand for tyres with greater grip and reduced energy loss from rolling resistance, resulting in better fuel efficiency. Lower rolling resistance helps...

  2. Indian market leaders

    ... are also setting up a halogenated butyl rubber (HIIR) facility to cater to the tyre industry. The unit will produce 60 KTA and the production is expected to start early next year. The Indian tyre industry is expected to be driven by the growth in the automotive sector and is witnessing capital investments of around INR 20 billion in the country. According to Sibur’s evaluations, the halogenated butyl rubber demand is expected to grow at a rapid pace over the next few years, driven by increasing ...

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