PSG’s Innovative Tire Technology to Take Center Stage at IEC 2023

CLEVELAND, OH (October 9, 2023) — Specialty polymer additives, dispersions, and release agent manufacturer Polymer Solutions Group (PSG) will showcase their patented, class-leading line of SureMix® functional process aids in booth #315 at the upcoming International Elastomer Conference (IEC), October 16-19 in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Gabriel Short, PSG’s Product Innovation Chemist, will unveil cutting-edge insights on October 18th, at 1:25 PM EST, in Symposium 26A: New Commercial Developments. The presentation, “Utilization of SureMix® Functional Process Aids in Conjunction with Low-Reactive Silanes and High-Performance Silanization (HPS) to Enhance Performance,” will captivate tire industry leaders.

Visit PSG Booth #315 at the International Elastomer Conference

Tire manufacturers today are faced with a challenging task – meeting the ever-increasing demands for improved fuel economy and tire traction while working with difficult-to-process raw materials. In their quest for a solution, some manufacturers have turned to less reactive silanes or traditional process aids to improve processability. However, this approach often comes at a cost – increased rolling resistance and compromised tire wear performance, a critical concern as electric vehicles gain popularity.

Dr. Gabriel Short’s presentation promises to disrupt conventional thinking by introducing a novel approach to address this conundrum. Building upon prior work, he will delve into the innovative utilization of SureMix® functional process aids in conjunction with high-performance silanization (HPS) to enhance compound processability while improving crucial performance properties. SureMix®, a 100% biocarbon-based product, has already established a stellar track record for improving processability while maintaining or even enhancing compound properties by driving silica microdispersion.

During the presentation, attendees will witness firsthand how the strategic application of SureMix® and HPS can revolutionize tire manufacturing processes and optimize tire performance. This groundbreaking approach promises to open new doors in the tire industry by avoiding the pitfalls associated with conventional compounding methods.

Join us at the 2023 International Elastomer Conference to witness this game-changing presentation that could reshape the future of tire manufacturing. Dr. Short’s insights and innovative approach are set to inspire and inform tire manufacturers, researchers, and industry professionals looking to stay ahead of the curve.

For more information about the conference and Dr. Short’s presentation, please visit If you can’t attend the presentation or want to know more, please stop by booth #315.

About the International Elastomer Conference
The show is an annual event by the Rubber Division of the ACS (American Chemical Society), an international association of chemists, engineers, technicians, scientists, plant managers, sales and marketing professionals, and others in the rubber, polymer, or related fields within industry, academia, and government.

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, PSG’s unparalleled products and application expertise are unmatched by any other supplier.

Click here to learn more about SureMix® process aids.

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