Nynas Tyre and Rubber oils knowledge Tank

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Assisting an agent

Compatible with all sorts of rubber, naphthenic oil facilitates the dispersion of insoluble sulfur, the vulcanising agent used in the production of tyre rubber. Anna Eriksson explains how this helps improve the quality of the final rubber.

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Efficient performance

Nynas’ tyre tests have shown that NYTEX® 4700 is an excellent tool to improve fuel efficiency – with no compromises in traction.

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The brains of Nynas: Sabina Capuzzo

Sabina Capuzzo has a degree in foreign languages. Based in Milan, she has been Head of Customer Service at Nynas globally since 2013. Her role entails coordinating a team of more than 50 people dispersed over 27 offices around the world, who are responsible for the efficient handling of orders and deliveries.

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Better tyre recipes

Multivariate analysis tools can help Nynas and its customers to optimise the formulation of tyre rubber compounds, Nynas researchers conclude after some initial tests.

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Complex interaction between rubber and lubricants

Rubber and lubricants need to come into contact with each other in many applications. But there are often problems with what is known as rubber "ageing": a deterioration of the properties of the rubber due to interactions between the rubber and the grease or base oils involved.

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Mystery property helps tailor new extender oils

The glass transition temperature is a well-established indicator of tyre performance, yet it is one of the major mysteries of material science. In this article, Nynas researcher Martina Levin outlines how the unravelling of this elusive parameter can assist the development of new optimised extender oils.

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Getting a grip on future tyres

Tyre rubber made with naphthenic oil displays good quality and performance yet also adheres to new EU health, safety and environmental legislation. Nynas' Marika Rangstedt presents a study in which Nytex 4700 fared very well when compared with alternative extender oils.

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The brains of Nynas: Kamyar Alavi

Born in Iran, Kamyar Alavi moved to Sweden as a young boy with his family in 1984. Kamyar got his Masters in Chemical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), where he later gained his PhD in Polymer Technology. He first joined Nynas in 2007. In 2013, he moved to Singapore to head Nynas’ technical development and market support for chemical and tyre industries in the region. Find out what is on Kamyar's mind.

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Better grip

The closure of Group I refineries will inevitably limit the availability of the high-viscosity mineral oils commonly used in tyre tread formulations. Nynas’ new tyre oil offers an alternative with excellent performance. To address the decline of high-viscosity oils and rebalance the heavy tyre oil market, Nynas has developed a new highviscosity tyre oil.

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Connecting the dots

Pär Wedin at Nynas proposes a shift from one point to another one, from aniline point to turbidity point. Now, standardisation bodies SIS and ISO are mulling over his proposal.

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