Dow Corning reduces costs of organo-silanes for silica compounds

Dow Corning has announced a new process for making the organosilanes used in the tyre industry to allow silica to interact with rubber molecules. The new process is, according to Dow Corning, much cheaper and more environmentally friendly than existing processes.

“Our technology has helped to reduce the cost of producing green tyres, which will increase the availability of green tyres, they will become more affordable and available, leading to wider adoption,” said Martin Harvey, Dow Corning global market leader, Materials Manufacturing Industries in a corporate…

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