02/20/2013

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Evonik expands capacities for precipitated silicas

The facilities for Ultrasil and Sipernat precipitated silicas in Asia and Europe have already been expanded. According to the company, the market development for precipitated silicas is carried primarily by the trend toward low-rolling-resistance tyres. The company is also currently investing in a new development centre in Wesseling, Germany, which will pool knowledge of silicas and silanes and drive developments. The company produces precipitated silicas at ten sites in nine countries.Evonik also produces the fumed silica Aerosil for such applications as silicone rubber, paints or adhesives and sealants. In all, the company has a worldwide annual capacity of about 500,000 t in precipitated and fumed silicas, as well as matting agents.

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