Evonik tests silica-silane blend in ‘green’ tires

Essen, Germany – Evonik has released a study that claims an SSBR-compatible silica-silane blend of its materials will help lower rolling resistance and reduce fuel consumption by as much as 5%, while also lowering carbon dioxide emissions.

In an effort to better understand how the combined use of its Ultrasil-brand silica and its silanes compare with carbon black and ESBR (emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber) treads, Evonik conducted a life cycle assessment that examined the overall environmental effects throughout the tires’ lifetimes. This study assumed a driving distance…

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