expert interview

Our expert interview series allows our colleagues to showcase their industry experience and product knowledge in a short Q&A session. Topics are focused on the interviewee's specific field of work - what are the latest developments, challenges, and future opportunities in their respective markets.  

HOLISTIC PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AT OUR SMART SURFACE SOLUTIONS CENTER IN ASIA

Interview with Terence Lee, Research Scientist

Location:Smart Surface Solutions center in Singapore

Topic: The collaborative work efforts of our Smart Surface Solutions team in Singapore lead to a holistic method of product development.

COMBATING DIRT PICK-UP ON EXTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS

Interview with Alexa Tan, Applied Technology Manager

Location: Singapore

Topic: Natural and man-made elements wreak havoc on exterior architectural coatings; fortunately our Smart Surface Solutions team is working on ways to improve the appearance and performance of these coatings

A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL SURFACTANTS

Interview with Roger Reinartz, Sr. Technical Mgr., Industrial Coatings and Kirstin Schulz, Marketing Mgr., Industrial Coatings, EMEA

Location: Essen, Germany

Topic: Introducing SURFYNOL®104 Z, the newest member of the SURFYNOL® 104 family of Gemini surfactants

INTRODUCING A NEW WATERBORNE SILICONE RESIN FOR HIGH HEAT APPLICATIONS

Interview with Markus Hallack, Head of Silicone Resin Technology; and Mona Seyfried, Head of Research and Development for Silicone Hybrid Resins

Location: Essen, Germany

Topic: SILIKOFTAL® HTW 3 is a new low-VOC waterborne silicone resin for cook- and bake-ware applications.

SPECIFIC COATING CHALLENGES REQUIRE NOVEL ADDITIVE SOLUTIONS

Interview with Kong Chin Chew, Director at Evonik's Smart Surface Solutions center

Location: Singapore

Topic: Learn about Evonik's S3 concept, which utilizes both internal and external scientific expertise to develop new solutions for specific challenges in the coatings industry

BALANCING PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY IN INDUSTRIAL COATINGS

Interview with Jane Goh, senior chemist at Evonik's Asia research hub

Location: Singapore

Topic: Due to global and regional regulatory initiatives, formulators are being pushed to shift from traditional solventborne to more environmentally friendly technologies for their industrial coatings

KEY TO GROWTH: CUSTOMER DRIVEN INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

Interview with Sanjeev Taneja, President and Managing Director Evonik India

Location: India

INTRODUCING A NEW RECOATABLE GLIDE ADDITIVE FOR THE WOOD COATINGS MARKET

Interview with Heike Semmler, Sr. Manager for the Wood Coatings Market Segment

Location: Essen, Germany

Topic: Achieve recoatability while maintaining excellent slip and mechanical resistance with the new TEGO® Glide 496

ADDRESSING GLOBAL FOOD-CONTACT COMPLIANCES WITH ADDITIVES

Interview with Thorsten Schierle, Head of Applied Research and Technology, Decorative Inks & Projects EMEA

Location: Essen, Germany

Topic: Balancing performance and regulatory demands in the food packaging ink industry

EFFECTIVE WETTING AND FOAM PREVENTION IN DYNAMIC PRINTING APPLICATIONS

Interview with Dr. Vedran Durasevic, Head of Applied Research and Technology Inks EMEA

Location: Essen, Germany

Topic: Introducing the SURFYNOL® 107 - a low-odor, low-VOC molecular defoamer that also provides substrate wetting properties

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ADDITIVES FOR SMOOTH COATING SURFACES

Interview with Christine Louis, Technical Manager for Decorative Coatings

Location: Essen, Germany

Topic: Trends in the decorative coatings market and how our superwetters meet the expectations of modern additives for decorative coatings

AN ANALYSIS OF THE INKJET MARKET

Interview with Vedran Durasevic, Head of Applied Research and Technology Inks EMEA

Location: Essen, Germany

Topic:The rise of the inkjet market and the challenges that come with it

INTRODUCTION TO EVONIK'S TIO2 EXTENDERS

Interview with Ron Romer, Technical Service Director for Decorative Coatings

Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland (USA)

Topic: Evonik's silicate portfolio and their benefits in coatings

MORE VALUE, LESS RESOURCES

Interview with Dr. Gaetano Blanda, Senior Vice President of Coating Additives business line

Location: Essen, Germany

Topic: Evonik's activites in the Indian coatings market