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Evonik expands precipitated silica capacity in Thailand

12:55 AM MDT | July 23, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Evonik Industries says it is significantly expanding precipitated silica capacity at the company’s production site at Map Ta Phut. The expansion involves an investment in the lower double-digit million-euro range, and the expansion is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014, Evonik says. In addition to its application in the automotive industry for low-rolling-resistance tires, silica is also used in the food, animal feed, and paints and coatings industries. Demand in Southeast Asia for precipitated silica has risen sharply in these...

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