The Poly Butadiene is largely used in various parts of the automobile tires. It helps to improve the abrasion (less wearing of tire).
The Poly butadiene can also be used with Styrene Butadiene Rubber in the production of car tires. Poly butadiene rubber is blended with Polystyrene to prepare High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS).
Butadiene rubbers are produced by a polymerization process with the support of organometallic catalysts. The catalyst system, characterized by especial metal (neodymium, cobalt, lithium or titanium) will influence the microstructure of the polymers and therefore its properties.
Applications: Conveyor belts, tires, industrial rubber goods and asbestos. This rubber can also be used in railway pads, bridge blocks and golf balls.