150 Million Strong – and Growing.
Over 150 million tires have been manufactured using Lehigh’s micronized rubber powder. We are proud to call the most respected tire companies in the world our customers. Every day these tire companies are making a positive environmental contribution, eliminating waste that would otherwise go into landfills, helping reduce the need for oil, saving energy, and reducing greenhouse gases.
Lehigh’s technically-advanced micronized rubber powder, PolyDyne™, is a lower cost, sustainable replacement for rubber compounds and performs as an extender. This allows tire companies to lower their raw matetrial costs and be more sustainable without impacting safety or performance. What’s more, micronized rubber powders do not rely on oil, therefore, allowing tire companies to better manage their costs.
Because of its consistent, high quality, metal and fiber free nature and micron size, PolyDyne™ is versatile, going into passenger car tires, retreads, off-the-road tires, and even farm tires. And we are not stopping there. Our Application & Development Center continues to make advances in technology, working alongside tire companies to develop formulations that can help them achieve their performance, cost, and sustainability goals.
More Good from Tire Companies.
Tire companies are doing more envrionmental good than just using PolyDyne™ in their compounds. More than ever, tire companies are using Lehigh’s Closed-Loop services as an important element of their zero-waste initiatives, reusing excess material to eliminate useable waste from ending up in the landfill. This ‘zero waste compound’ is developed by tire companies sending Lehigh their material, which is processed through our mills, and sent back to be incorporated in the tire company’s formulations. This process works for every type of tire, including retreads.
Tire Product Line – A Range of MRPs to Choose From.
Lehigh offers a range of micronized particle sizes to fit any application – from 40 mesh to 200 mesh.
Lehigh recently introduced PolyDyne-HL10™ - a new high performance MRP technology for demanding tire and rubber applications. Named “HL10” for a higher loading of MRP to 10%, achieving an outstanding balance of cost and performance. PolyDyne-HL10™ technology is a combination of unique particle size distribution, surface area and formulation optimization.
PolyDyne™ can be incorporated into tires around the world, including Europe where our products have been tested by TÜV SÜD for the European market.