important construction step in
tire production is
the curing of
tire. Tire curing is performed in a
heated press, usually equipped with metallic molds to shape the outside of the
tire during vulcanization. Inflatable rubber bladders shape the
inside of the tire and press it against the metallic mold.
the cured tire from the inflatable mold (the bladder) is a vital step – without
a release agent, tire rubber
and bladder rubber would
stick together after curing. Modern reactive
single releases are able to form a thin release
agent layer covering the rubber surface. Selected
silicones, contained in
agents allow easy wetting and spreading over the rubber surface.
the white paper written by our tire expert to know the full story about the
role played by silicones.