Evonik to open US silica plant in 2018

Essen, Germany – Evonik Industries expects to complete the building of a production plant for precipitated silica in the US state of South Carolina in 2018, the German speciality chemicals company announced 14 Dec.

EvoniktiresThe plant, near Charleston, South Carolina, will supply precipitated silica to tire-makers to be used in the production of fuel-efficient tires with good wet grip properties.

The $120 million (€117 million) plant will be close to production facilities of large tire-makers to meet the…

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