Rhodia Silica is the inventor and leading global provider of highly dispersible silica, which is primarily used in fuel-saving tires. Rhodia’s silica is also used in a wide range of other key markets such as industrial applications, personal care and nutrition products (food and animal nutrition).
Rhodia is driving sustainable mobility through its innovative range of Zeosil® highly dispersible silica for tire applications. Mainly used in the manufacture of low energy-consumption tires (also known as green tires), Zeosil® highly dispersible silicas help to reduce CO2 emissions. They have received official approval from leading tire manufacturers worldwide.
Rhodia's Tixosil® brand of high performance silicas are used in oral care products, food processing and animal nutrition products.
Operating from its eight production sites and four R&D centres, Rhodia Silica strives to provide its customers with unique innovative solutions. These solutions are designed to comply with the most stringent international regulations and support customers’ growth strategies – for example with the continuous increase of its sites’ capacities around the world.
One of Rhodia Silica’s latest innovation for the tire industry is a new-generation of high surface-area silica called Zeosil® Premium, designed to improve the energy-efficiency of tires. This highly dispersible silica enables to produce Green tires (“A-A” grade tires in the Tire Labelling legislation to be implemented in Europe on November 2012).
Flagship brands & innovation
- Tire solutions: Zeosil® is the brand name of a range of highly dispersible silicas for tires and polymer applications.
Zeosil® Premium is one of the latest innovations, offering less rolling resistance and enhanced performance.
- Tixosil® is the brand name of innovative micro pearl silica or standard quality silica dedicated to oral care, animal nutrition and food applications.
- N° 1 worldwide for high-performance Highly Dispersible Silica