SUSYM*1 is the next step in the evolution of the High Strength Rubber*2 announced in 2018. SUSYM boasts the high levels of durability and resistance found in conventional rubber coupled with substantially higher levels of performance with regard to (1) difficulty of opening holes (puncture resistance), (2) fixability (recyclability, repairability), and (3) resistance to low temperatures (low-temperature impact resistance).
SUSYM is capable of enhancing performance in these areas while maintaining the flexibility of rubber and durability of resin. These features make SUSYM highly applicable to various fields other than tires, and it is thus, a revolutionary new material capable of achieving "symbiosis" with our society. Furthermore, SUSYM boasts the high levels of durability and resistance of conventional rubber and is therefore capable of realizing the various types of performance required in tires while using fewer resources. This material is also recyclable. Accordingly, Bridgestone anticipates that SUSYM, as a new material that harmonizes with the environment in a "symphony" that will make contributions to a "sustainable" society.
Bridgestone will move forward with research and development of applying the benefits of this proprietary technology to various fields while collaborating with a range of companies and organizations. In this manner, the Company will work to expand the limitless potential of SUSYM as a material.
For more information, see “”SUSYM™” World-First Polymer that Combines Rubbers and Resins on the Molecular Level.”
- The name SUSYM represents a combination of the words "sustain," "symphony," and "symbiosis" that encapsulates the meanings of these words.
- For details of the High Strength Rubber, see “Bridgestone Successfully Develops World's First Polymer Using Advanced Synthetic Technology for Forming Hybrid Polymer”.