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New resin is more sustainable and safer than traditional bonding resins used in the rubber industry
SCHENECTADY, NY – September 22, 2020 – SI Group, a global leader in the innovative technology of performance additives, process solutions, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and chemical intermediates announced today the launch of ELAZTOBOND™ B8-3410 modified phenol-formaldehyde thermoplastic resin for use in rubber bonding. ELAZTOBOND™ B8-3410 resin is based on bio-renewable materials and is resorcinol-free, making it a more sustainable and safer solution than traditional bonding resins used in the rubber industry. In addition to its improved safety profile, ELAZTOBOND™ B8-3410 has shown to offer comparable or better performance than resorcinol containing resins in aged and unaged testing.
ELAZTOBOND™ B8-3410 has been developed as a safer replacement for resorcinol and resorcinol-formaldehyde polymers in rubber bonding applications. “A bonding resin with zero free-resorcinol enables tire manufacturers to use safer materials in their factories while still achieving maximum performance,” stated Gordon McNeilage, Business Director at SI Group. ELAZTOBOND™ B8-3410 is particularly effective in applications where rubber compounds must bond to non-rubber components such as metal wire.
ELAZTOBOND™ B8-3410 is the latest addition to SI Group’s extensive high-performance rubber resin portfolio. Robert Kaiser, Vice President, Rubber & Adhesives shared, “SI Group is excited to introduce new, safer, and more sustainable solutions to the rubber and tire industry such as ELAZTOBOND™ B8-3410. We continue to leverage our long history of rubber resin excellence to innovate and solve our customers challenges.” ELAZTOBOND™ B8-3410 is commercially available and backed by SI Group’s global supply chain and customer care network.
About SI Group
SI Group is a global leader in the innovative technology of performance additives, process solutions, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and chemical intermediates. SI Group solutions are essential to enhancing the quality and performance of countless industrial and consumer goods within the plastics, rubber & adhesives, fuels & lubricants, oilfield, pharmaceutical, and industrial resins industries. Headquartered in Schenectady, New York, SI Group’s global manufacturing footprint includes more than 30 facilities on five continents, serving customers in 90 countries with approximately $2 billion in annual sales and more than 3,000 employees worldwide. SI Group innovates and drives change to create value with a passion for safety, chemistry, and extraordinary results. Learn more at www.siigroup.com
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