Environmental and climate protection are driving the development of modern tires: Vehicles are to consume less fuel and thus emit less carbon dioxide. The components of the tire tread have a major influence on this, as tires with a low rolling resistance save fuel. However, they still need to impress in terms of wet grip and durability. This is where silica from Evonik come in: As active fillers, they optimize the rubber compounds used in pioneering tires. “Green tires” are an excellent example of this – they guarantee a low rolling resistance, while their improved grip also shortens braking distances on wet roads without having a negative impact on durability.
Tires with large treads, such as those for SUVs, particularly benefit from our active fillers and reinforcing materials. Green tires even bring about a considerable reduction in fuel consumption on trucks and buses. Evonik offers tire manufacturers a large selection of conventional and highly dispersible silica for rubber as fillers and reinforcing materials. As the only manufacturer of the silica/silane reinforcement system, we offer you tailor-made products and comprehensive expertise – keeping your tire production running in the future, too!
Advantages of silica for the tire industry
- Reduced rolling resistance for lower fuel consumption
- Improved wet grip performance for more safety
- Highly durable even when subjected to heavy loads
- Silica/silane system as a decisive component of green tires
We make green tires even greener - with rice husk ash based silica!
Evonik has entered a strategic cooperation with the Pörner Group, Austria and Phichit Bio Power Co., Ltd., Thailand, to supply sustainable ULTRASIL® precipitated silica to tire manufacturers.
The Chinese ULTRASIL® precipitated silica production site in Nanping is now IAFT 16949:2016 certified. It is the first Silica site with this certificate.
IATF 16949 is the most important international standard for quality management in the automotive industry and therefore a Must for suppliers.
Low rolling resistance tires for sustainable mobility
Using ULTRASIL® as a filler for tires can lower fuel consumption – and therefore also CO2 emissions – by up to eight percent.
For safe and sustainable tires
For tires with a better grip on mud and snow: Evonik launches highly dispersible low surface area silica: ULTRASIL® 4000 GR
70 YEARS OF ULTRASIL® PRECIPITATED SILICA
ULTRASIL® has turned 70! Let us take you on a journey highlighting the development milestones on the road to modern tires. How can silica help meet the needs of sustainable mobility in the future?