Evonik expands Pennsylvania precipitated silica operations

By Emma Hughes
Published: Friday, 28 December 2012

Company increases capacity in response to demand for ‘green’ tyres

Germany-based speciality chemicals companyEvonik will increase precipitated silica capacity at its Pennsylvania, US-based facility by 22,000 tonnes by 2014.

The expansion, which will be carried out in response to growing global demand forfuel-efficient low-rolling-resistance, or ‘green’, tyres, follows the company’s decisionto increase worldwide...

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