This industry includes the manufacture of a wide variety of products, from tires to footwear, pipes, cables, etc.
All these applications require the incorporation of certain intermediate products in the manufacturing process. Some examples are anti-ozone waxes,process oils that facilitate the handling of the rubber and improve the properties of the final product, process aids that improve processability and reduce time and energy costs, and micronized sulfur that speed ups the vulcanization process, etc.
This sulfur can be used as a raw material, an intermediate product, or an additive used to catalyze certain reaction. It can be used in the manufacture of sulfuric acid and synthetic fibers (caprolactams), or as a vulcanizer in the rubber industry.