Efficient release agents do by nature contain materials that promote release and are therefore antagonistic to the adhesion performance required for fixing functional equipment inside the tires.
To solve these issues multiple approaches are valid. The simplest solution is to use glues based on materials compatible with the release agents’ ingredients. Highly efficient release agents most often contain silicone-based release & slip promoting components. To ensure adhesion, the simplest solution is to use a silicone-based glue. These prove to be less sensitive to silicone-based residues on the tire’s inner liner surface. Elkem Silicones provides adapted adhesive solutions to the tire industry.
In cases where the tire manufacturer chooses adhesives that are not of the silicone type, but also in cases where compatibility with tire sealing solutions is required, the removal of traces of release agent from the tire inner liner becomes a necessity.