Exxon™ chlorobutyl rubber for broad use across a range of industries and rubber products 

Applications

  • Tire innerliners
  • Pharmaceutical stoppers
  • Curing bladders
  • Non-staining tire sidewalls: white sidewalls, white raised letters
  • Hoses
  • Certain types of seals
  • Membranes
  • Tank linings
  • Conveyor belts

The modern radial tire was in many respects made possible through the application of halobutyl rubbers such Exxon™ bromobutyl and chlorobutyl halobutyl rubber in the innerliners. Use of these rubbers in the innerliner compound enabled improvements in air retention performance, improvements in liner-to-tire casing adhesion and improvements in tire durability.

3D image of top half of tire, showing tread on left and inner layers on right