Evonik starts up US tire-silicas plant

Essen, Germany – Evonik Industries has started up a precipitated silica plant for the tire industry in South Carolina, the company announced 17 Oct.

The $120-million project at Goose Creek is in response to the high demand for tire-silicas in North America, and has created over 40 new jobs.

The product is used to improve rolling resistance and wet grip, said Evonik, noting that silicas are part of its ‘smart materials’ portfolio – one four “strategic growth engines” for the company.

“The opening of the new production plant…

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