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Evonik plans new silica plant in Brazil

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The planned facility in Americana, with an investment level in the middle double-digit million-euro range, would be the Evonik’s first silica production in South America.

Evonik Industries has started basic engineering for a production site for precipitated silica in Brazil and aims to complete the plant in the year 2015. Source: jamie cross - Fotolia.com
Evonik Industries has started basic engineering for a production site for precipitated silica in Brazil and aims to complete the plant in the year...

Evonik Industries has started basic engineering for a production plant for precipitated silica in Brazil. Subject to the approval of the responsible bodies, the company aims to complete the plant in the year 2015 to market precipitated silica in the South America region from local production. The planned facility in Americana, with an investment level in the middle double-digit million-euro range, would be the enterprise’s first silica production in South America. The silica marketed under the "Ultrasil” brand name is particularly used in energy-saving tires with low rolling resistance while the silica sold as "Sipernat” is applied in the feed and food industry as well as the paints and coatings industry.
In South America, and in Brazil in particular, demand for precipitated silica is rising strongly. Evonik therefore wants to significantly expand its global silica capacities: By 2014 alone, capacities are planned to increase by around 30 % compared to 2010. Overall, the company has a global capacity of around 500,000 metric tons per annum for precipitated and fumed silica as well as matting agents.

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