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Phenolic Resins and Versatic™ Acids for Tire Cord and Rubber

The Bakelite® family of phenolic resins includes reinforcing resins, tackifiers and vulcanizing agents for the manufacture of tires and rubber goods.

Our reinforcing resins improve vulcanized rubber's:

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

Bakelite tackifying phenolic resins improve compound tack and help optimize tire rolling resistance, grip and noise. Reactive Bakelite resins for rubber vulcanization enhance the heat-resistance of vulcanized rubber material.

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.