PSG Unveils Part Two of Webinar Series Focused On Overcoming Processing Challenges for Rubber & Tire Industries

CLEVELAND, OH (October 31, 2023) — Polymer Solutions Group (PSG) is pleased to announce the second part of its comprehensive webinar series. Titled “Overcoming Processing Challenges (Part 2) – Elevate Tire Performance with SureMix® & High-Performance Silanization,” this live webinar, hosted by Rubber News, is scheduled for November 7, 2023, from 8:30–9:30 a.m. EST. This webinar is the fourth installment in a series designed to help tire and rubber parts producers achieve their sustainability and performance objectives.

Webinar - Overcoming Processing Challenges Part 2 - Elevate Tire Performance with SureMix and High-Performance Silanization - Tuesday, November 7.
In this upcoming webinar, Dr. Gabriel Short, Product Innovation Chemist, and Mr. Vince Cremona, Innovation Program Manager, will address the rapidly evolving demands within the tire industry, including the pursuit of improved fuel economy, tire longevity, and enhanced traction. They will present a novel approach that improves compound processability without compromising essential tire performance properties. Through the integration of SureMix® functional process aids and high-performance silanization (HPS), attendees will gain insights into how the tire manufacturing industry can revolutionize its practices while raising product performance standards.

Aaron Puhala, PSG Vice President of Innovation, underlines the significance of this event, saying, “Our SureMix® USDA Certified Biobased Products have a proven track record of improving processability while retaining or enhancing tire performance by optimizing silica microdispersion and hydrophobation. If you need to take your products’ performance to new heights, you will not want to miss this game-changing event.”

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

How to Register
Interested individuals can register for the free webinar through at For those unable to attend the live session, registering in advance will grant access to the recorded session post-webinar. PSG encourages industry professionals to sign up now to avoid missing this pivotal event.

About the Presenters
Gabriel N. Short (Product Innovation Chemist, PSG) — Dr. Short, who joined PSG in 2022, supports the continued innovation efforts for additive product lines and the development of sustainable chemical solutions to address customer and market needs. As PSG’s Product Innovation Chemist, he leverages his materials, chemical synthesis, characterization, and processing expertise to devise sustainable synthesis routes for target chemistries and optimize existing methodologies. Dr. Short holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Organic Polymer Chemistry from the University of Florida and conducted postdoctoral research at the Georgia Institute of Technology, focusing on carbon capture.

Vince Cremona (Innovation Program Manager, PSG) — Mr. Cremona is a distinguished professional who brings over 25 years of experience in chemical engineering and product development to PSG. He joined the organization in 2017 as the Innovation Program Manager, focusing on developing and manufacturing functional performance process aids for the rubber market. He also plays a vital role in managing the day-to-day operations of the Innovation/R&D Lab. Mr. Cremona holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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 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.

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