Rhodia increase production capacity highly dispersible Silica

Rhodia to increase production capacity of highly dispersible Silica

5:27 PM, 25th May 2011
Rhodia to increase production capacity of highly dispersible Silica
Tom Benner, President, Rhodia Silica.

LYON, FRANCE: Rhodia is investing in its Chicago Heights (USA) and Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or (France) plants to increase its highly dispersible silica production capacities by 32,000 tons per year. Start ups are respectively planned in the fourth quarter 2011 and the first quarter 2012. These projects will supplement Rhodia’s recently inaugurated Qingdao (China) plant which has a capacity of 72,000 tons per year. Combined, these three investments will increase Rhodia’s highly dispersible silica capacity by over 40 per cent. “These expansions will ensure that globally we will be there for our customers to meet future demand for fuel efficient tires around the world,” said Tom Benner, President, Rhodia Silica.


Certified by all the world’s leading tire companies and marketed under the brand name Zeosil, Rhodia’s highly dispersible silica is used principally in the production of fuel efficient tires. Rhodia’s technology decreases the tread’s rolling resistance, resulting in a five to seven percent reduction in fuel consumption by light vehicles.

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