Low tire pressure is unsafe and costly

Air loss impacts vehicle handling, braking, safety, and fuel economy. The key is to maintain the air inside the tire while "in-use" for optimum performance.

The Inflation Pressure Loss Rate (IPLR) test is a standard method to determine the rate of which the tire will lose pressure. Low IPLR means good air retention, which can minimize the "in-use" rolling resistance, improving an EV's driving range, and increasing an ICE's fuel economy.

Innerliners made with Exxpro™ 3563 elastomer have excellent air retention and can generate additional potential savings.

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  • European Rubber Journal: Why tire air retention matters now more than ever

    Exxpro 3563-based tire innerliners provide as much as 46% improvement in IPLR over current industry standard blends, reduces wear and rolling resistance, and improves vehicle handling.

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  • As published by SAE: Range anxiety? Geely talks about tire air retention

    A three-way collaboration between Geely Auto Group, Linglong Shandong Tire and ExxonMobil led to Geely changing its tire IPLR specification to < 1.8%.

    Read the article to find out why
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    Rubber & Plastics News: How mobility trends are affecting new material development

    In this interview, Sujith Nair, Senior market developer, butyl polymers, discusses the impact of future automotive technologies, with elastomers like Santoprene™ TPV and Exxpro™ 3563 on vehicle performance.

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    Exxpro in Tire Technology International magazine article

    With radical shifts happening in the mobility sector, connected, autonomous and electric vehicles are on the horizon. Having maintenance-free tires with the lowest possible air loss rates would be beneficial.

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    ExxonMobil project heads E4S sustainability ranking in ERJ article

    ERJ's elastomers for sustainability (E4S) has top-ranked ExxonMobil for its new Exxpro specialty elastomer to advance the barrier performance of tire innerliners and in turn, extend the battery range of electric vehicles.

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