Report: Green tire demand prompts silica growth

As global demand for low rolling-resistance tires continues to grow, silica firms are responding in kind with capacity expansions.

Precipitated silica is seeing an average annual growth rate in the US of 3.8% from 2013 through 2018, said Stefan Schlag Leon Beraud, director of inorganic chemicals and minerals for IHS Markit, in an email interview.

Much of that growth is linked directly to rubber applications, tires and…

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