SRI uses Kuraray’s liquid farnesene rubber in new winter tire

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SRI has selected Kuraray’s liquid farnesene rubber (LFR) as a performance enhancing additive for use in the production of its latest studless tire, the Winter Maxx 02.

LFR is a liquid rubber developed by Kuraray using a new biologically derived diene monomer called farnesene, developed by Amyris. This is the first time it has been used in tires.

Kuraray has discovered a variety of LFR’s unique advantages and, going forward, will continue optimizing its molecular design to develop new applications that meet customers’ diverse performance requirements, going beyond tires.

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