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Increasingly, auto manufacturers and end customers want high-performing tires with less environmental impact. We support your ability to meet this desire with product and process innovation and a companywide sustainability strategy.
Exxcore™ dynamically vulcanized alloy (DVA) resin is currently under development at ExxonMobil Chemical. This next generation air barrier material is comprised of an innovative blend of polymers.
Tire innerliners are the focused end use of Exxcore DVA where the novel material characteristics are targeted to achieve excellent permeability, durability, and light-weighting.
This exceptional combination of performance attributes is expected to deliver potential benefits such as increased fuel economy and lower tire maintenance costs.
Exxcore DVA is another example of ExxonMobil’s leadership through commitment in air barrier materials technology.
Process innovation is also contributing to improved sustainability. One example is a manufacturing process improvement that allows for the butyl polymerization reaction to operate at -75°C instead of -95°C, saving energy and potentially reducing the need for additional equipment.
All of these efforts reflect a companywide approach to sustainability based on a commitment to balance economic growth, social development and environmental factors in how we operate our business and promote our products.