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Natural rubber/silicon dioxide technology can reduce the rolling resistance of truck tires

Hanover, Germany - rubber reinforcement manufacturer Evonik industries A.G. has developed a silicon/silane technology for natural rubber compounds, which is said to help reduce the rolling resistance of medium-sized trucks and bus tires based on this

Evonik claims that the test shows that compared with the traditional carbon black enhanced natural rubber agreement, the main item is rubber compound, the use of its silica/silane technology can save up to 8% of fuel, while shortening the braking distance, so as to improve driving safety on wet or snow covered roads

evonik pointed out that when used with synthetic rubber at that time, the influence of silicon dioxide on the rolling resistance of passenger car tires has been fully recorded. The company claims that its ultrasil 91000 GR precipitated silica reinforced filler is "particularly suitable" for truck and bus tires

"therefore, silicon/silane technology, especially the green tires used in buses and trucks with high fuel consumption, has made an important contribution to climate protection," said Jens kiesewetter, head of Evonik rubber silicon technology service department for the building materials industry. "Moreover, silicon/silane technology has made an important contribution to climate protection when the EU is expected to reach an agreement on carbon emission targets in the near future." Truck oxygen reduction. "

evonik pointed out that although its specific surface area is very high, ultrasil 9100 GR is relatively easy to be incorporated and dispersed in natural rubber compounds. The resulting compounds provide better wear resistance, resulting in better mileage performance

this is particularly important. Evonik said that because of the changes in the coverage of long-distance truck/bus tires and the infrastructure they encounter, these tires bear a particularly large load. Evonik said that silicon reinforced compounds can also improve driving safety by shortening the braking distance, even on wet roads

"the feedback from the market tells us that due to the advantages of green tires, the demand for them is still very high," Bernhard Sch, head of silicone rubber materials_ Fer said

"their applications in buses and trucks, especially in buses and trucks, are still quite new and have attracted great interest."

in addition, Evonik pointed out that expanding the silicon dioxide capacity of tires at a factory in Adapazari, Turkey is "completely on track", including increasing the capacity of ultra SIL 9100 GR precipitated silicon dioxide reinforced filler and ultra SIL 5000 GR to optimize the wet performance and winter performance of tires

the expansion project is to respond to the "growing demand for innovative silicon", mainly serving customers in Southeast Europe and the Middle East. The project aims to increase production capacity by 40000 metric tons per year and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019

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