FAQs

  • When/Why would you use a Bladder Treatment or a Bladder Start-up Lubricant?

    A bladder treatment is used when there is a specific objective to increase bladder life, especially where sulphur cracking is seen as an issue... Read More »

  • What is the difference between a bladder treatment and a "bladder start-up lubricant or coating"?

    A bladder treatment is a special coating that is applied to a new bladder before it is fitted into a press and once cured onto its surface is... Read More »

  • Why would you utilize a single release, or a durable (multiple release), Inside Paint?

    A single release inside tire paint is particularly useful when curing tires with complicated contours like ultra-high performance tires, where... Read More »

  • What is the difference between single release and multiple release (durable) Inside Tire Paints?

    A single release inside tire paint is applied to the inside of each tire prior to it being cured. A durable inside tire paint is applied to the... Read More »

  • Why would you utilize an Unfilled, or a Filled, Inside Tire Paint?

    A filled inside tire paint contains specially selected fillers, like mica, to help provide the air-bleed necessary to allow any air that becomes... Read More »

  • What is the difference between a Filled and an Unfilled Inside Paint?

    A filled inside tire paint contains specially selected fillers. An unfilled inside paint does not contain any fillers.

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  • What is Inside Tire Paint and why is it used?

    Inside tire paints are applied to the inner-liner of uncured tires to provide the necessary slip required to allow the curing bladder (membrane... Read More »

Applications

  • Tire Curing Bladder Coatings

    Several years ago Chem-Trend created the idea of protecting the curing bladder with a specially formulated coating to enhance its life. Today we... Read More »

  • Tire Mold Coatings

    Tire mold coatings are applied to the surface of tire molds to help minimize mold fouling, aid rubber flow, assist in the release of the tire... Read More »

  • Outside Tire Paints

    Outside tire paints are applied to the outside of each tire, prior to vulcanization, to provide improved air-bleed and rubber flow, as well as... Read More »