PSG Expert To Speak On Decarbonization and Sustainable Solutions At Tire Technology Expo 2023

CLEVELAND, OH (March 16, 2023) — Polymer Solutions Group (PSG), a polymer additive, dispersion, and release agent manufacturer, announces that Dr. Rikki Lamba, Managing Director of Additives, is giving a presentation on decarbonization and sustainable solutions for rubber and tire industries at Tire Technology Expo 2023. This year’s event will occur in Hannover, Germany, from March 21 to 23, 2023.

Rikki Lamba of PSG to present at tire tech expo 2023

Dr. Lamba’s presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, at 12:00 pm (CET), under Stream 3: Compound Development for Sustainable Mobility. His presentation, “Decarbonization & Sustainable Solutions – Setting the Benchmark with SureMix®.” will discuss how formulators can overcome the downstream processing challenges associated with adopting cutting-edge products and technologies, such as functional polymers, higher surface area fillers, and increased silica loadings. Dr. Lamba will introduce SureMix® as the enabling technology that can mitigate these issues and expand the performance envelope while reducing conversion costs. Designed to support your sustainability and performance goals, SureMix® unlocks the full potential of rubber and tire products.

“While higher silanization temperatures drive silica hydrophobation and can be used to improve compound properties, mixing delays and process disruptions can result in compound pre-scorch that leads to variability in compound performance and elevated scrap levels. SureMix® expands the processing window to enable optimization of silica mixing cycles,” said PSG Vice President of Innovation Aaron Puhala. “SureMix® is a great example of how PSG is committed to providing our customers with the material technologies they need to meet the ever-increasing challenges of today and fuel their aspirations for the future.”

As PSG’s Managing Director of Additives, Dr. Lamba draws from over 25 years of experience in technology, business leadership, and marketing to lead 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. His prior roles include Vice President and General Manager for Alpha’s Global Instrument Business, Vice President of North American Operations for Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira, Vice President of Global Development at Excel Polymers, and Vice President of Technology and Director of Global Marketing at Columbian Chemicals Company.

In its 22nd year, Tire Technology Expo returns to Hannover, Germany, from March 21 to 23, 2023. Click here to register for the conference online.

About Tire Technology Expo
As Europe’s most important tire manufacturing technology exhibition and conference, the Tire Technology Expo Conference brings together leading industry figures for three days of presentations, discussions, and networking on the latest developments in tire manufacturing, scientific advances, sustainability, and the global tire business. For more information, visit

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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