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
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 FROM EVONIK
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?
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.