Solvay robotises its DMA tests

Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, France – Solvay invented high-performance silica in the 1990s and is now a world leader in this technology. The company has focused primarily on the market for low-energy tires now under development by leading tire manufacturers.

Silica is used to reinforce the elastomer compounds that form tire treads. It offers a number of particularly useful properties, including lower rolling resistance, resulting in lower fuel consumption, as well as better road grip.

Solvay has used Metravib dynamic mechanical analyzers (DMAs) in the development of its silicas for…

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