By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor
Amherst, Massachusetts-Growth in rubber industry demand for precipitated silica fillers is slowing down, particularly in Europe, according to a new report from Notch Consulting Group.
Nevertheless, the firm believes the market is still set to increase by about a third to over 800 kilotonnes per annum between 2003-10. The progress, it said, is closely linked to the rate of penetration of green tyres in the various world markets.
Silica demand will also benefit from a further expansion of the…