Polymer Solutions Group Featured in July Issue of Tire Technology International Magazine

August 13, 2018 Uncategorized

Rikki Lamba, Managing Director of Additives at PSG discusses the latest developments in additives and dispersions that help tire manufacturers overcome their biggest silica challenges for the July issue of Tire Technology International.

“Everybody is using higher silica loadings,” says Lamba, “but they struggle to cost-effectively mix and process it. SureMix CO2 reduces the viscosity of a 100phr silica compound to that of an 80phr compound. Furthermore rolling resistence also approaches that of an 80phr compound. Therefore one can achieve the wet-rip benefits without the associated viscosity, processing, and rolling-resistance penalties of higher silica loading.”

Click here to read the full interview or download a free copy of the July issue at Tire Technology International.

About SureMix CO2

SureMix® performance enhancing process aids address the need to make high silica compounds softer and easier to process, while improving the stiffness of the compound after it’s cured. The product line delivers four key performance benefits:

  • Improved Green Compound Stability – Due to rapid flocculation after mixing, silica compounds exhibit poor viscosity stability limiting green compound shelf life. SureMix® reduces the rate of flocculation and hence improves green compound shelf life.
  • Higher Low Strain Dynamic Modulus – When compared to carbon black compounds silica compounds inherently have a lower dynamic and low strain modulus, this detrimentally affects handling. The addition of a conventional process aid further reduces the modulus. SureMix®, depending on the grade, can maintain or even increase the modulus, thus improving handling and the cornering coefficient.
  • Better Fuel Economy – SureMix® reduces hysteresis, enhancing fuel economy. During the vulcanization process, a novel secondary network is created. This network helps enhance the modulus while reducing hysteresis.
  • Improved Micro-Dispersion – Silica micro-dispersion is improved as SureMix® associates with the silica surface providing direct hydrophobation. Secondly, SureMix® catalyzes silanization making more efficient use of the silane resulting in optimized properties and maximized tread life.

SureMix® not only excels at silica compound performance, but it transforms the process by reducing mixing times, lowering processing costs, and optimizing cure rates. Using SureMix® helps ensure the highest performing tread compounds can be delivered with improved processability at the lowest manufacturing cost.

Contact us today for more information, samples, or pricing on the SureMix® product line.

Visit Us at PELICE Expo Booth #407

April 10, 2018 Event

PSG will be exhibiting at the upcoming Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) April 13-14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Stop by our booth #407 to learn more our chemically-formulated release agents for composite and structural panel applications.

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Can’t make it to the show? Give us a call at our SASCO Chemical location +1.229.435.8394 or fill out the form below for more information.

Polymer Solutions Group Acquires Assets of Phoenix Chemical Company, Inc. Expands Functional Materials Business Unit

February 1, 2018 News Release

ACWORTH, GEORGIA (February 1, 2018) — Polymer Solutions Group (“PSG”), a leading manufacturer of specialty polymers and additives, today announced it has acquired the assets of Phoenix Chemical Company, Inc. (“Phoenix Chemical”). PSG is a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners (“Arsenal”) and was established in June 2015.

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Polymer Solutions Group Unveils New Patented Line Of SureMix® Performance Enhancing Process Aids, Sets Benchmark In Rubber Compound Processing

October 12, 2017 News Release

CLEVELAND, OH (October 11, 2017) — Specialty polymer and polymer additives manufacturer, Polymer Solutions Group (PSG), unveils a new line of patented performance enhancing process aids and global strategy at the 2017 International Elastomer Conference (booth #1945).  

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Polymer Solutions Group Acquires Wood Release Agent Product Line From Michelman

August 7, 2017 News Release

ALBANY, GA and CINCINNATI, OH (August 7, 2017) — SASCO Chemical, a Polymer Solutions Group (PSG) company, today announced that it has acquired the Wood Release Agent Product Line of Michelman, Inc. a major supplier of release agents to the engineered wood market. SASCO has expanded its business in the wood release agents market over the past several years by leveraging its core competencies around anti-tack products primarily sold into the rubber industry. In 2015, SASCO opened a state of the art release agent production facility in Albany Georgia. 

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Polymer Solutions Group Acquires Alkon Solutions Ltd.

September 27, 2016 News Release

NEW YORK, September 27, 2016 – Polymer Solutions Group (PSG), a leading manufacturer of specialty polymers and additives, today announced its acquisition of Alkon Solutions Ltd (Alkon) from Stephenson Group Ltd. PSG is a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal).

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Polymer Solutions Group Acquires Sasco Chemical Group, Inc.

April 15, 2016 News Release

NEW YORK, April, 2016 – Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal) today announced that its specialty polymers and additives platform, Polymer Solutions Group (PSG), acquired Sasco Chemical Group, Inc. (Sasco Chemical), a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the rubber, wood, consumer and medical industries.

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Polymer Solutions Group Acquires Flow Polymers

February 15, 2016 News Release

NEW YORK, February, 2016 – Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal) today announced that its specialty polymers and additives platform, Polymer Solutions Group (PSG), acquired Flow Polymers LLC (Flow Polymers), a leading global provider of specialty additives and dispersions to a number of polymer and plastics end markets, from Geneva Glen Capital. PSG was formed by Arsenal in June 2015 with the acquisition of Peach State Labs, Inc. (Peach State Labs), a leading provider of specialty polymers and performance chemicals.

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Arsenal Capital Partners Announces Acquisition of Peach State Labs

June 30, 2015 News Release

NEW YORK, June 30, 2015 – Arsenal Capital Partners today announced the acquisition of Peach State Labs, Inc. (“Peach State Labs” or the “Company”), a leading provider of specialty polymers and chemicals.

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Rome, Georgia, Peach State Labs is a technology driven developer of a variety of specialty polymers and other unique chemicals to a number of end markets, including flooring, textiles, coatings & paints, consumer products, leather, institutional water treatment, and lubricants.

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