Firestone Polymers


Product Development and Technical Services

Technical Service, Product Development, and Analytical Laboratories

Our technical service and sales staff are always available to work with customers. Based on customer needs we will recommend one of our existing synthetic rubber products, or develop new polymer formulations to meet customer specific applications. We specialize in solution butadiene (BR), styrene-butadiene (SB), block copolymers (SBS), and thermoplastic elastomers.

Firestone Polymers is technology driven. Our state-of-the-art technical service laboratories can perform a multitude of physical and performance testing on all our TPEs and synthetic rubber products:

Rubber & Plastics

  • Tensile
  • Tear
  • Rheology/Hysteresis
  • Viscosity
  • Coefficient of Restitution (COR)
  • Abrasion
  • Elongation
  • Modulus
  • Izod Impact
  • Hardness
  • Heat Distortion
  • Gel/Swell
  • Particle Size by TEM
  • Gloss
  • Color
  • Transmission

Asphalt & Adhesives

  • Tensile analysis
  • Rheological testing
  • Probe tack testing (spherical and cylindrical)
  • Peel strength
  • Viscosity analysis
  • Shear adhesion testing
  • Heat stability testing
  • Mixing and compatibility studies
  • Melt points
Our pilot facility can create samples of custom polymers from 10 grams to 5,000 pounds to support all types of development activities. Under the same roof as our pilot facility is a full-scale analytical laboratory. Here, we can perform most forms of advanced material analysis:

Contact Firestone Polymers now for the service assistance, research and development to meet your synthetic rubber needs.

Stereon® butadiene-styrene SB and SBS block copolymers – for grafting and melt blending plastic applications, as well as for non-woven hot melt adhesives, bookbinding adhesives, and roofing and paving asphalts.

Diene™ solution-polymerized polybutadiene rubber grades – for a variety of applications, including plastics, tires, mechanical rubber goods, and golf balls.

Duradene® solution-polymerized styrene- butadiene rubber, (SBR) – for performance tire compounds and demanding extruded and molded rubber goods applications.