Ceramic Industry News

Tosoh's NSI Completes Silica Plant for Fuel-Efficient Tires

Nippon Silica Industrial Co., Ltd. (NSI), a subsidiary of Tosoh Corp., has completed Japan's first plant specializing in the production of silica (white carbon) for fuel-efficient tires. The first stage of the project allows a production capacity of 10,000 tons per year. Combined with the existing production capacity for silica for fuel-efficient tires, supply capability has risen by 300%. The second stage of the project, with an additional 10,000 tons per year, is slated for completion in spring 2003. Total investment in the project is roughly JPY 2.0 billion.

In Europe, 70-80% of all passenger cars are equipped with silica-enhanced tires. The benefits of using silica include an improvement in the rolling resistance of the tire, which can result in a 5-6% reduction in fuel consumption and increased driving stability on wet surfaces.

For additional information, call (81) 3-5427-5103, fax (81) 3-5247-5195, e-mail j_smith@tosoh.co.jp or visit http://www.tosoh.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

October 2014 Issue Highlights

Our October 2014 issue is now available!

Posted: January 29, 2015

Podcasts

Ceramics Expo podcast
Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI March 2015 cover

2015 March

We're focusing on thermal processes and decorating in this issue. Check it out!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Daily News

We know where you find the latest ceramic industry news (ahem), but where do you catch up on the rest of your daily news?
View Results Poll Archive

THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px

Directories

CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!