The World of Evonik Coating Additives

As the Coating Additives business line of Evonik, we are a leading supplier of specialty additives for the coatings, paints and inks industry. 

Products and functionalities for paints, coatings and inks

Our portfolio contains more than 350 additives and resins from the well-known brands TEGO®, ACEMATT®, AEROSIL® or SURFYNOL®. Each product provides an effect and functionality to your coating and offers the perfect solution for your formulation need. Our coating additives can help you master almost all your requirements - whether during production, application or later on in the end product performance. The product range comprises the following product groups:

  • Adhesion resins
  • Compatibilizers
  • Defoamers/Deaerators
  • Film enhancers
  • Hydrophobing agents
  • Matting agents
  • Specialty filler
  • PU thickeners
  • Radiation-curing additives
  • Slip and flow additives
  • Substrate wetting additives
  • Wetting and dispersing additives
  • Free flow agents
  • Silica-based rheology control additives

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Coatings Markets

Decorative coatings

The decorative coatings market segment includes a wide range of applications like architectural coatings, wood coatings and pigment concentrates. These are often subject to changing trends and requirements. With our innovative additives and resins portfolio with multi-purpose functionalities for the whole variance of base to premium paints as well as our expertise in formulations and regulatory requirements, we enable our customers to formulate future-proof decorative paints and coatings.

Printing inks

The Printing Inks market is undergoing a significant change. Ink formulators are required not only to develop high performing and attractive inks, they also have to deal with constantly changing global regulations, sustainability targets and food contact compliances. Our product portfolio can meet these changing requirements and covers additives and resins for packaging inks, wallpaper and décor inks and inkjet inks.

Industrial and transportation coatings

The industrial and transportation coatings market segment comprises many applications, such as automotive coatings, can and coil coatings, heat-resistant coatings and marine and protective coatings. Industrial and transportation coatings mostly protect high value assets like industrial plants, cars or luxury consumer goods and need to fulfill specific requirements depending on the end use. The required functionalities range from foam control, adhesion promotion and scratch resistance to corrosion protection and anti-fouling properties. Our coatings experts offer a unique knowledge base in additives and resins for eco-friendly industrial and transportation coatings. 

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Technology and Innovation

The needs for modern coatings, paints and inks are constantly changing and evolving. Innovation is the key to meet these changes and to maintain a competitive edge in the future. In our innovations, we can draw on a fantastic chemical product and technology portfolio. Our versatile chemical toolkit comprises particle technology, silicone chemistry, surfactant technology as well as polymer chemistry and is the basis of our technological competence.

Sustainability at Coating Additives

At Coating Additives we are convinced that “Sustainability goes deeper than the surface”. That is why we take responsibility and develop sustainable products and technologies for paints, coatings and inks. We translate sustainability into customer benefits and see it as our task to offer them appropriate solutions and to continue to develop them. Our holistic sustainability approach is based on two main pillars: We minimize the footprint by using resources more efficiently and minimizing emissions. And we go one step further: We develop products and technologies that also reduce the environmental impact of our customers and end users to maximize the handprint.

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Regulatory Guidance at Coating Additives

At Evonik Coating Additives, we actively deal with regulatory requirements. This means that we not only respond to requests from our customers, but we also proactively provide our regulatory knowledge to the coatings industry.

Keeping up with the increasingly complex regulatory environment is not only vital in the coatings industry – it has become a massive driver for product innovation towards a safer future for consumers and environment. Our Safety Data Sheets and Regulatory Data Sheets can be downloaded 24/7 for free, as well as the Food Contact and EU Eco Label Statements. Our product search supports the selection of those products with specific regulatory requirements like inventory status, food contact and eco label compliance.

Most people working in the coatings and inks industry are likely to come across regulatory topics as part of their daily work. However, it often appears to be an entirely different universe. For this reason, we would like to share our regulatory knowledge and have developed a colorful and comprehensive e-Learning module.

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