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Nipol® SBR

Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) is commonly utilized for environmentally friendly, low rolling resistant automotive tires and for industrial vibration dampening applications. Nipol® SBR is available in two series:  emulsion SBR (E-SBR) and solution polymerized SBR (S-SBR).

S-SBR is produced by ZS Elastomers Co., Ltd. , a joint venture company of Zeon Corporation and Sumitomo Chemical, and sold exclusively in the Americas by Zeon Chemicals. E-SBR is produced by ZEON Corporation.


KEY ATTRIBUTES

Resiliency & Wet Skid

Non-oil-extended Nipol NS series S-SBR enables tires which exhibit excellent wet skid resistance, resilience and overall good balance of properties. These grades are commonly utilized in tires and vibration dampening applications.

Suggested Grades

GradeBound Styrene(%)Mooney ViscosityCharacteristics
NS116R2140-50Well-balanced between wet skid and rolling resistance. Good for tires and vibration insulators.
NS6121555-69Excellent performance for use with silica fillers. Low styrene type for all-season tires.
NS6162155-69Excellent performance for use with silica fillers. Well-balanced between wet skid resistance and resilience.

Tread Durability & Wet Grip

Oil-extended versions of Nipol NS are ideal for use as tread rubber on high performance tires. They provide an excellent balancer of wet grip while helping to reduce fuel consumption.

Suggested Grades

GradeBound Styrene(%)Mooney ViscosityCharacteristics
NS4603543-55Excellent balance between wet-grip and low-fuel-consumption performance.
NS5223955-69Excellent balance between wet-grip and low-fuel-consumption performance.

Contact a ZEON technical specialist for more grades or to discuss a specific application, specification, question or request a sample. GET TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
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