F-SSBR and SSBR for High Performance Tires: Reinforcement and Dynamic Properties of Silica-Based Tire Tread Compounds
Thus, an evaluation focusing on SSBR structure and functionalization, the correlation between their viscoelastic properties, and the reinforcement and dynamic properties of silica-based tire tread compounds was conducted. Several SSBR designed for high performance tires were prepared and evaluated using a standard passenger car radial formulation. We found that both structural and functionalization characteristics show a pronounced impact on dynamic properties, accompanied by increased reinforcement efficiency. The dynamic properties predicted an improved balance of tire tread performance for each end-use application, including excellent low rolling resistance, better wear, and high wet traction.