04 November 2008 15:44 [Source: ICIS news]
Precipitated silica and silane were used in low-energy tyres to help reduce rolling resistance and thus lower fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, they said.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
"This collaboration between two global leaders - Rhodia for high-performance silica and Dow Corning for silanes - will further strengthen our technological leadership on a high-growth market" said Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of France-based specialty chemicals producer ?xml:namespace>
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