South Carolina chosen as site for Evonik’s US silica plant
Last May, Germany’s Evonik Industries reported its intention to set up a precipitated silica plant in the USA, near major tyre factories located in the country’s southeast. US newspaper The Post and Courier now reports that this facility will be built in Berkeley County, South Carolina and constructed with an investment of US$129.4 million. The publication writes that while Evonik has yet to officially confirm its choice of location, the company’s plans can be found in South Carolina state agency documents.
Michelin, Bridgestone, Continental and Trelleborg all operate tyre factories in South Carolina, and Giti Tire is currently setting up a facility in the state.