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Precipitated silica, an amorphous form of silica (silicon dioxide), is a critical ingredient used in many applications worldwide. These materials can be added to products during the manufacturing process to provide key performance benefits.
Precipitated silicas have become a key filler for the rubber industry due to their properties and performance attributes. These materials improve mechanical properties such as hardness, abrasion resistance, and tensile and tear strength. For this reason, they are often used as a white reinforcing filler in tires, shoe soles, hoses, belt conveyors, and thermoplastic elastomer compounds.
REFORSIL precipitated silicas from Silkimya
As a leading manufacturer of precipitated silicas, Silkimya, S.A. de C.V., has more than 40 years of experience in designing and manufacturing precipitated silica. They develop precipitated silicas for use in a wide range of industrial and specialty applications, including:
- Mechanical rubber goods
- Rubber shoe soles
- Battery separators
- Oral care
- Food, beverage and nutrition
- Animal feed
REFORSIL precipitated silicas from Silkimya offer many performance advantages, including excellent hardness, improved tear and abrasion resistance, and better tensile strength. They are designed to meet your performance requirements, from the easiest processing to the maximum reinforcing.
Silkimya increasing production capacity
To better serve the North American market, Silkimya built a production plant in the Port of Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The new facility will produce precipitated silicas and sodium silicate.
H.M. Royal offers many grades of REFORSIL precipitated silica with a broad range of BET surface areas — m2/g: 50, 120, 150, 200, 200 (HDS). In addition, products can be purchased in powder or granular form, depending on your specific needs.
For more information or help selecting the right product for your formulation, contact an H.M. Royal expert today.