09/14/2013

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Joint research project of Versalis and Pirelli

The research project will run over a period of three years. Versalis will provide a range of guayule-based natural rubber materials, while Pirelli will carry out trial tests to validate the performance of the materials for tyre production. As soon as new ­industrial quantities become available, Versalis will supply Pirelli with guayule-based natural rubber to complement the current set of synthetic rubber that Versalis is already supplying to Pirelli for the production of conventional tyres. The agreement with ­Pirelli follows the announcement of a partnership between Versalis and Yulex Corporation USA for guayule production and for the construction of an industrial complex to be based in Southern Europe.

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