- Fuel Efficiency – PROPEL E7 carbon black is designed to enable tires with lower rolling resistance without sacrificing tire durability. Cabot laboratory tests of PROPEL E7 carbon black demonstrate that PROPEL E7 carbon black reduces the hysteresis (energy loss) of typical tire tread compounds by 15 percent when compared to the same laboratory tests of Cabot VULCAN® 7H carbon black, enabling reductions in tire rolling resistance. Primary applications for this product are on-highway, long-haul truck tire treads and retreads.
- Higher Durability – PROPEL D11 carbon black is engineered to provide a high level of rubber reinforcement. This enables tire treads that resist cutting, tearing and abrasion, and extend the useful life of a tire. Cabot laboratory tests of PROPEL D11 carbon black demonstrate a 10 percent improvement in laboratory abrasion resistance in natural rubber compounds when compared to the same laboratory tests of Cabot VULCAN® 10H carbon black. Primary applications for this product are short-haul truck and off-the-road vehicles tire treads. It also can be used in passenger car and light truck tire treads that require maximum durability.
To learn more, visit Cabot at stand C105 at Tire Technology Expo 2014, or go to our website at rm.cabotcorp.com.ABOUT CABOT CORPORATION Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel, and elastomer composites. For more information on Cabot, please visit the company’s website at: http://www.cabotcorp.com. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in the press release regarding Cabot's business that are not historical facts are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.