@ Apollo receives patent for special rubber grade (13/11/2047)

13 Nov 2017
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Apollo Tyres Ltd. and the Rubber Research Institute of India have developed a special grade of epoxide natural rubber, a new rubber compound for tires that recently received a patent from the Indian government.

The firm said this special grade ENR will replace the more-expensive styrene butadine rubber widely used in high-performance car tires, including winter tires. Apollo added that it provides a sustainable solution to its future high-performance tires.

The research and development team at Apollo was led by Arup Kr Chandra.

"As a company, Apollo Tyres has always been proactive in its approach towards technology, sustainability and other environmental issues," Daniele Lorenzetti, Apollo chief technology officer, said in a statement. "This innovation is a result of our commitment to replace synthetic materials with green and more environment friendly naturally occurring materials. I would like to congratulate the entire team involved in this, including the scientists from Rubber Research Institute of India, for this invention."

Source : http://www.anrpc.org/

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