Polymer Solutions Group Announces Webinar On Decarbonization and Sustainable Solutions for Rubber and Tire Industries

CLEVELAND, OH (March 7, 2023) — Polymer Solutions Group (PSG), a polymer additive, dispersion, and release agent manufacturer, today announces that Aaron Puhala, Vice President of Innovation, and Dr. Rikki Lamba, Managing Director, Additives, are presenting a webinar titled “Decarbonization & Sustainable Solutions for Rubber & Tire Industries – Setting the Benchmark with SureMix®.” The live webinar, hosted by Rubber News, is scheduled for March 15, 2023, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT. Registration is free; registrants will receive access to the webinar recording and additional post-event resources. PSG encourages industry professionals to sign up now, so they don’t miss this important event. This webinar is the first in a series designed to help tire and rubber parts producers meet their sustainability and performance goals and aspirations.

Live Webinar: Decarbonization & Sustainable Solutions for Rubber & Tire Industries – Setting the Benchmark with SureMix® Date: March 15, 2023, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT Register for Free at www.rubbernews.com/events

During the webinar, Puhala and Dr. Lamba will present how tire producers are leading the charge towards safer and more sustainable mobility by adopting cutting-edge products and technologies, such as functional polymers, higher surface area fillers, and increased silica loadings. In addition, they will reflect on the downstream processing challenges associated with expanding the performance envelope and demonstrate how SureMix®’s novel chemistry helps formulators overcome those problems and reduce conversion costs while simultaneously optimizing cure rates, improving filler microdispersion, and reducing their carbon footprint.

After the presentation, Joe Pryweller from Rubber News will moderate a brief Q&A with Puhala and Dr. Lamba.

“Responsible sourcing and operations are critical components in today’s tire manufacturing process,” said Dr. Lamba. “SureMix® is a 100% bio-based product line and the key to reducing energy consumption (by 20-50%) by reducing mixing time while improving downstream processing. With SureMix®, formulators can unlock the full performance potential of their products without processing limitations.”

“SureMix® is a great example of how PSG is committed to providing our customers with the material technologies they need to meet the challenges of today and fuel their aspirations for the future,” said Aaron Puhala, Vice President, Innovation. “Webinar attendees will benefit greatly from PSG’s deep understanding of the challenges faced by compounders and material designers and will be inspired by how SureMix® can help overcome those challenges in an innovative and sustainable way.”

How to Register
Those interested in attending the free webinar can register through RubberNews.com at https://bit.ly/3Ygn92v. Unable to attend live? Register now and receive access to the recorded session after the webinar.

About the Presenters

    • Aaron Puhala, Vice President, Innovation @ Polymer Solutions Group
      Mr. Puhala has over 25 years of experience in polymer additive technology, tire material design, and innovation. As PSG’s Vice President of Innovation, Mr. Puhala leads the innovation, research, and development of functional performance aids for the rubber market. Mr. Puhala received his MBA from Kent State University, and a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from The University of Akron. He holds over 35 U.S. patents and counting.

    • Dr. Rikki Lamba, Managing Director, Additives @ Polymer Solutions Group
      Dr. Lamba has over 25 years of experience in technology, business leadership, and marketing. As PSG’s Managing Director of Additives, Dr. Lamba leads PSG’s global expansion and development into new markets and applications. Awarded his doctorate in Polymer Science from the University of Akron, Dr. Lamba holds three U.S. patents on carbon black and dispersion additives. He came to Polymer Solutions Group from Alpha Technologies, where he was Vice President and General Manager for Alpha’s global instrument business. Before Alpha Technologies, he was Vice President of North American Operations for Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira.


About Rubber News
Founded in 1971, Rubber News serves rubber product manufacturers primarily engaged in the production of tires and inner tubes, footwear, reclaimed rubber, hose and belting, fabricated rubber products, rubber adhesives, and wire and cable products. Rubber News readers include executives, managers, engineers, and chemists involved in research and development, quality control, operations and production, engineering testing and analysis, purchasing, and sales and marketing. Also served are suppliers, consultants, independent laboratories, manufacturers not specified as primary rubber product producers, and OEM users of rubber components and universities. Visit www.rubbernews.com to learn more.

About Polymer Solutions Group
PSG is an innovative manufacturer of class-leading proprietary and custom polymer additives, dispersions, and release agents for the rubber, plastic, and engineered wood industries. PSG offers a variety of customer-centric solutions that meet exacting specifications, provide superior performance characteristics, enhance processing efficiency, optimize supply chains, and lower overall costs. Trusted by the world’s leading companies in over 50 countries, our unparalleled products and application expertise cannot be matched by any other supplier.

Click here to learn more about SureMix® process aids.

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