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ExxonMobil Produces Revolutionary New Tires

ExxonMobil Chemical has announced the start-up of a manufacturing facility

ExxonMobil Chemical has announced the start-up of a manufacturing facility in Pensacola, Fla., that provides new capacity for the production of a revolutionary new tire material technology that can improve vehicle fuel efficiency.

Specifically, Exxcore DVA enables better fuel economy from significantly improved tire inflation pressure retention (IPR). IPR is a measure of tire air pressure loss over time. Improved air retention means reduced rolling resistance, resulting in improved fuel economy.

"Tire inner liners made with the new material, Exxcore™ dynamically vulcanized alloy (DVA), achieve leading-edge air retention with less material. This reduces air loss between fillings and helps conserve energy and resources for future generations," said Art Sullivan, vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Butyl Polymers Business.