Tyre & rubber oils knowledge tank

If you are interested in learning and enjoy reading lengthy technical articles, and curious to discover what we know, you could spend hours in this section of the website.


  • NYTEX® 4700: Top tip for tyres

    Secure supply, improved fuel efficiency, and a smaller carbon footprint make NYTEX® 4700 an attractive alternative for tyre manufacturers struggling to find formulation solutions for replacing Treated Distillate Aromatic Extract (TDAE) oil in their high-performance rubber compounds.

  • Performing well in Black

    Responding to customer questions, Nynas decided to study how its biobased NYTEX® BIO 6200 oil performs in rubber formulations based on carbon black.

  • Good vibes for antivibration

    Antivibration rubber made with naphthenic process oils showed promising results in a comparative study conducted at Nynas Rubber Compounding Lab.

  • Efficient performance

    Flashback to 2017 when Nynas did a real life tyre test, comparing Group I paraffinic base oil derivatives TDAE and RAE with naphthenic oils. As the base oil industry is increasingly moving away from Group I production, this test is more relevant than ever. The results showed that naphthenic oils are an excellent solution to formulate high performance tyre compounds – now with the extra benefit of future supply security.

  • A winning recipe for winter tyres

    Offering excellent low temperature performance as winter tyre plasticisers, Nynas NYTEX® oils, including the new bio-based tyre oil NYTEX® BIO 6200, prove perfect for a growing, but demanding market.

  • Doing their homework

    As a trusted supplier of rubber process oils, Nynas is committed to offering the best solution for any given rubber material regardless of the application.

  • Testing oils for TPE

    Successfully marrying the properties of plastics and rubbers, thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are used in everything from car dashboards to toothbrushes and the soles of our shoes. In a recent study, Nynas researchers were able to confirm the high performance of the company’s highly refined oils in TPE materials.

  • Reflections on the tyre market

    Three industry experts share their insights.

  • Bio tyre oil brings added benefits

    Nynas’ first bio-based tyre oil offers tyre manufacturers the opportunity to combine their sustainability targets with performance advantages.

  • Assisting an agent

    Compatible with all sorts of rubber, naphthenic oil facilitates the dispersion of insoluble sulfur, the vulcanising agent used in the production of tyre rubber. Anna Eriksson explains how this helps improve the quality of the final rubber.

  • Optimal plasticisers

    Elastomer to oil compatibility is the key to selecting plasticisers for rubber formulations. A major evaluation of mineral oils highlights the importance of polarity, and explains how Nynas is able to offer broad solutions.

  • Better tyre recipes

    Multivariate analysis tools can help Nynas and its customers to optimise the formulation of tyre rubber compounds, Nynas researchers conclude after some initial tests.

  • Increased Sustainability: Tyre Rubbers with Raw Materials from Renewable Resources

    Tyre industry’s strive to reach higher levels of sustainability has been gaining strength in the past recent years, which among other things is reflected in the explicit sustainability targets communicated from several producers. The solution is multifaceted, one of the routes to stand up to the challenge has been the introduction of alternative raw materials for the production of tyres.

  • Performance testing in real tyres

    Nynas is stepping up its commitment to sustainability by bringing its tyre testing from the lab to the field – testing the performance of its biobased NYTEX® BIO 6200 oil in real tyres.