Goodyear Tire & Rubber patented a vulcanizable rubber composition with an interpenetrating network-promoting resin, including elastomers, olefin-maleic anhydride copolymer resin, and a processing additive like ZnO. The method involves mixing zinc oxide and resin during the productive stage for tire component incorporation. GlobalData’s report on Goodyear Tire & Rubber gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Anti-skid tyre treads was a key innovation area identified from patents. Goodyear Tire & Rubber's grant share as of April 2024 was 76%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11970618B2) discloses a vulcanizable rubber composition designed for tire components. The composition includes elastomers such as styrene-butadiene, polybutadiene, natural rubber, polyisoprene, or mixtures thereof. Additionally, the composition contains an olefin-maleic anhydride copolymer resin with specific characteristics, along with a processing additive to promote connections between functional groups for network formation.

The patent further details variations in the composition, such as the resin being derived from maleic anhydride or specifically a styrene-maleic anhydride (SMA) copolymer resin. The inclusion of zinc oxide as the processing additive and the simultaneous addition of resin and zinc oxide to the elastomers in a mix step are highlighted. Moreover, the composition may include reinforcement fillers, with specific mention of silica requiring a coupling agent. The elastomer ratios, functionalization of elastomers, and the application of the rubber composition in tire components, particularly treads, are also outlined in the patent claims.

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