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Sustainability and performance of tyres: can they go together? (On demand) 

Join Nynas Rubber & Tyre experts to learn how our latest developments can help you reach your sustainability goals without compromises on performance. For a long time Nynas' world leading brand NYTEX® has been synonymous for high performance in tyre oils. Now, our new NYTEX® BIO 6200 adds the sustainability dimension with renewable feedstocks. Register here.

Performance testing in real tyres

Nynas is stepping up its commitment to sustainability by bringing its tyre testing from the lab to the field – testing the performance of its biobased NYTEX® BIO 6200 oil in real tyres.

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Good vibes for antivibration

Antivibration rubber made with naphthenic process oils showed promising results in a comparative study conducted at Nynas Rubber Compounding Lab.

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Efficient performance

Flashback to 2017 when Nynas did a real life tyre test, comparing Group I paraffinic base oil derivatives TDAE and RAE with naphthenic oils. As the base oil industry is increasingly moving away from Group I production, this test is more relevant than ever. The results showed that naphthenic oils are an excellent solution to formulate high performance tyre compounds – now with the extra benefit of future supply security.

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A winning recipe for winter tyres

Offering excellent low temperature performance as winter tyre plasticisers, Nynas NYTEX® oils, including the new bio-based tyre oil NYTEX® BIO 6200, prove perfect for a growing, but demanding market.

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Doing their homework

As a trusted supplier of rubber process oils, Nynas is committed to offering the best solution for any given rubber material regardless of the application.

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Bio tyre oil brings added benefits

Nynas’ first bio-based tyre oil offers tyre manufacturers the opportunity to combine their sustainability targets with performance advantages.

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Clearly perfect for rubber

NYTEX® 846 is a bright addition to Nynas’ offering of naphthenic rubber process oils, aimed at mitigating the phase-out of Group I manufacturing technology. Its versatility makes it the perfect choice for just about any rubber and tyre application.

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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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Optimal plasticisers

Elastomer to oil compatibility is the key to selecting plasticisers for rubber formulations. A major evaluation of mineral oils highlights the importance of polarity, and explains how Nynas is able to offer broad solutions.

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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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