Speaker Details

Cristina Bergmann Ergon International Inc.

Cristina Bergmann

Dr Cristina Bergmann is business development director process oils at Ergon International Inc. and has more than 15 years of experience in specialty products (chemicals and oils), materials and technologies markets with a strong emphasis on the automotive industry. She has held various positions at Continental Tires, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH and Hansen & Rosenthal. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the German Rubber Society DKG (Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft) since 2015.


Characterization and valorification of pyrolysis oils for use in tires

As ESG mandates push companies to focus on renewable and recycled raw materials, interest and activity in pyrolysis oils have grown. By first defining the properties of pyrolysis oils derived from different materials and their technical efficacies, the challenges of incorporating pyrolysis oils into rubber and tire compounds are explored. Ergon will address ways to use these novel materials to produce polymers, process oils, or other additives dedicated to tire applications.