Eastman Showcases the Imperative Performance Enhancer – Eastman Impera™ performance resins

Kingsport, Tenn. – February 16, 2018 – Eastman understands the challenges tire manufacturers face when it comes to designing tires. It’s all about balancing performance attributes. Eastman Impera™ performance resins can help tire manufacturers improve the tire performance by enhancing wet grip properties without compromising other key performance characteristics or processing.

Impera performance resins offer multiple performance improvements:

  • Enhanced wet traction
  • Responsive handling
  • Improved balance of compound properties

“Impera is a true performance enhancer. Even relatively small amounts of Impera can lead to significant improvements when it comes to wet grip properties. Ultimately, tire manufacturers can use these resins to make their tires safer, improve handling, and enhance overall balance of tire performance,” said Brock Thomas, Technology Director of Eastman Tire Additives. With an extensive and broad portfolio of Impera resins, Eastman allows tire manufacturers to find the right type of performance resins to bridge the performance gap or improve the overall performance of the tire. Impera resins are designed for a wide range of tires including ultra-high performance, high performance, winter, summer, racing, and all-season passenger car tires, two-wheeler, truck/bus, and off-road tires.

During the Tire Technology Expo 2018 in Hannover, Germany February 20-22, Eastman representatives will be at booth C340 with detailed information about how Impera resins can help tire manufactures improve various performance attributes.

The cross-discipline global Eastman tire additives technology team of chemists, engineers, and application development scientists conducts its research, development, and analytical work at the Eastman Technology Center of Excellence in Akron, Ohio.

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

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