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Styron Rubber treads the road to innovation, launching two new SPRINTAN™ grades

Horgen, Switzerland - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tire Tread

Styron, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, is pleased to announce two new additions to its SPRINTAN™ rubber range, which have been tailored to meet the evolving needs of the global tire industry.

Styron’s SPRINTAN™ rubber portfolio offers an array of high performance solutions to fit specific tire industry needs. The range includes rubber grades with enhanced wet grip and wear performance, as well as grades that provide a good balance between traction and rolling resistance.

The newest members of the SPRINTAN™ family are the SPRINTAN™ SLR 3402 and SLR 4502, two next generation solutions adjusted for improved low-temperature performance. SPRINTAN™ SLR 3402 and SLR 4502 offer the combined benefits found in existing SPRINTAN™ grades, namely excellent low rolling resistance, as well as other significant advantages, such as reduced stiffness at low temperatures boosting snow grip potential in winter tread application. Both solutions can be blended with other polymers, offering customers greater flexibility. For the Ultra High Performance (UHP) pass car tread, SPRINTAN™ SLR 4502 and 3402 can be applied to partially replace high-Tg SSBR and BR. Both new grades bring additional reduction in rolling resistance due to their functionalization technology that is highly effective with silica as well as with carbon black fillers. Ultimately, their dynamic characteristics help Styron customers create differentiated top quality tires to continue their success within the industry.

A cornerstone of Styron’s success is creating high performance solutions. Both SPRINTAN™ SLR 3402 and SLR 4502 are a testament to this; quickly gaining acceptance amongst customers who acknowledge that these new products enhance the performance of winter tires, as well as UHP tires.

Olivier Veron, Marketing Manager of Styron’s Rubber Business explains: “The microstructure of these new grades clearly differentiates them from our existing rubber portfolio and can be positioned as best-in-class among our products of non-oil extended grades. Styron is committed to innovate and develop tire solutions by working closely with our customers who are a source of inspiration on a daily basis. Forging ahead, we will continue to partner with customers to design next generation rubber products and technology that will help them upgrade their tire line to address future trends and global regulatory standards.”

About Styron

Styron is a leading global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, dedicated to collaborating with customers to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions. Styron’s technology is used by customers in industries such as home appliances, automotive, building & construction, carpet, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical & lighting, medical, packaging, paper & paperboard, rubber goods and tires. Styron had approximately USD 5.5 billion in revenue in 2012, with 20 manufacturing sites around the world, and 2100 employees. More information can be found at www.styron.com.

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Any technical descriptions and product information provided in the above announcement are not legally binding. The quality, price and performance of our products will be specified in individual contracts with our customers. Unless otherwise explicitly agreed, the official product specification shall prevail in the form published from time to time.

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