Product under consideration in the present investigation is Emulsion Styrene Butadiene Rubber (hereafter referred to as “E-SBR”) limited to SBR 1500 and SBR 1700 series.
It is derived from two monomers namely styrene and butadiene. The polymerization of the two monomers is done through two processes namely, solution (S-SBR) and emulsion (ESBR). The product under consideration in the present investigation is limited to the SBR that comes out from emulsion process i.e. E-SBR.
The product finds its primary usage in the production of tires and tire retread compounds. The other areas of usage of E-SBR include house ware mats, drain board trays, shoe sole and heels, chewing gum, food container sealants, tires, conveyor belts, sponge articles, adhesives and caulks, automobiles mats, brake and clutch pads, hose, V-belts, flooring, military tank pads, hard rubber battery box cases, extruded gaskets, rubber toys, molded rubber goods, shoe soling, cable insulation and jacketing, pharmaceutical, surgical, and sanitary products, food packaging, etc.