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Silica Products

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Application Solutions for Multiple Industries

PPG’s first precipitated silica products were developed in collaboration with rubber manufacturers in the 1930s to solve a specific problem; namely, the shortage of natural rubber. That legacy continues. For the past 80 years, we have worked with customers to develop and advance precipitated silica solutions that have become inextricable to high-performance in a variety of applications and industries.


PPG's precipitated silica products have been integral to the rubber industry since the 1930s and have earned the trust of manufacturers and compounders around the world for their reliable performance, consistent quality and dependable supply.

Industrial Rubber
Silicone Rubber

Carrier and Free-Flow

Our precipitated silica products are used as free-flow and carrying agents for food, animal feed and agricultural and industrial applications enabling products and processes to flow better.

Agricultural and Industrial

Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants

Our precipitated silica products are used as high-performance flatting agents, thickening agents and anti-corrosion pigments to improve the performance, workability and sustainability of coatings, paints, inks, adhesives, and sealants.

Coatings, Paints and Inks
Adhesives and Sealants


PPG's precipitated silica products are a key component of battery separators and TESLIN® synthetic paper, providing microporosity that is the basis for a wide range of related performance benefits. 

Battery Separators
Synthetic Paper