South Korea: Production of Energy Saving Tiers Solvay Starts Production of Highly Dispersible Silicae

Editor: Alexander Stark

Solvay has launched the production of Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS) at its new state-of-the-art plant in Gunsan, South Korea, meeting strong and growing regional demand for energy saving tires.

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Solvay starts production of highly dispersible silica for energy saving tires in South Korea.
Solvay starts production of highly dispersible silica for energy saving tires in South Korea.
(Source: Solvay)

Brussels/Belgium — The plant has an annual capacity of more than 80,000 tons in producing the company's advanced grades of HDS. According to the polymer producer, this invention reinforces the rubber in tires and reduces a vehicle's fuel consumption by as much as 7 %. The manufacturer is upgrading its Silica production technologies with this new site, delivering innovative products to its customers in the region. The site will over time replace the one in Incheon, which is in an area designated for urban development. Solvay's Silica GBU operates ten sites across Europe, North and South America and Asia.

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