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Phenolic Resins and Versatic™ Acids for
Tire Cord and Rubber

The Bakelite® family of phenolic resins includes tackifiers, vulcanizing agents, reinforcing resins and Versatic Acids for the manufacture of tires and rubber goods. Hexion has a complete portfolio to meet the growing needs of the tire and rubber industry.

Tackifier Resins

Hexion's new Resonance™ HF90-300 series of tackifier resins for improved stability and performance in tire, rubber and adhesive applications expands the already comprehensive Hexion portfolio for this market.

Resonance tackifier resins improve compound tack and help optimize tire rolling resistance, grip and noise.

Vulcanizing Agents

Reactive Bakelite resins for rubber vulcanization enhance the heat-resistance of vulcanized rubber material.

Reinforcing Resins

Our reinforcing resins improve vulcanized rubber's:

  • Processability
  • Hardness and tensile strength
  • Abrasion resistance, and
  • Temperature resistance.

Versatic Acids

Hexion's Versatic Acid provides  provides outstanding rubber adhesion between rubber and tire cord in steel-belted radial tires. For car, truck and bus radial (TBR) tires, cobalt salts of Versatic™ Acid 10 provide: 

  • Excellent rubber-to-steel adhesion
  • Superior initial adhesion between rubber and steel tire cord, and
  • Excellent adhesion under high temperature, humidity and corrosive conditions.