Rhodia/Dow Corning: Silica/Silane Agreement
Rhodia, Paris, France, and Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI, USA, have announced an agreement for the development and commercialization of new silica/silane products to support the tyre industry’s drive for energy efficient, safer motoring. This agreement aims to develop and commercialize innovative silica/silane combinations, principally for the tyre industry where the association of precipitated silica and silane is used in low-energy tyres to help reduce the rolling resistance and hence the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The silane is the component which enhances the interaction between polymer and silica.
Through this partnership, Dow Corning and Rhodia see opportunities to create breakthrough solutions for their customers, enabling further performance improvements in the field of sustainable mobility, such as fuel savings and emissions reductions.
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