Press release
Coating Additives
November 29, 2022

Evonik receives the 2022 Ringier Coating Technology Innovation Award for TEGO® Foamex 812

Evonik has received the 2022 Ringier Coating Technology Innovation Award for its TEGO® Foamex 812, a new defoamer designed specifically for waterborne coating and printing ink formulations.

This new product is a perfect example to showcase Evonik’s sustainability strategy for the paints, coatings and inks industry. It focuses on a minimized environmental impact and a maximized handprint by enabling formulators to develop high performance and low VOC environmentally friendly waterborne formulations.

TEGO® Foamex 812 is a new generation environmentally friendly water-based defoamer. It is a 100% active matter content defoamer with polyether modified polysiloxane technology that offers excellent balance between defoaming efficiency and compatibility, while meeting increasingly stringent regulatory requirements.

TEGO® Foamex 812 does not contain biocides, nor does it require SVHC labelling. It can be used in formulations complying with current IKEA standards and EU-Ecolabel 2014/312/EU, etc. For food contact applications, the defoamer may safely be used in compliance with the Swiss Ordinance, FDA, 21 CFR 175.300 and more.

The excellent balance between defoaming efficiency and compatibility makes TEGO® Foamex 812 an ideal choice for a variety of binder systems. With its excellent comprehensive properties, it provides a universal, high performance and environment friendly defoaming solution for a wide range of applications such as pigment concentrates, wood coatings, printing inks, waterborne industrial and automotive coatings and can coatings.

Wei Yin, Vice President and Head of Evonik Coating Additives Asia Pacific, said, “Evonik aims to make products that create value for our customers and the environment. The award-winning product TEGO® Foamex 812 demonstrates our commitment to developing coating additive products that combine outstanding performance with sustainable properties.”

Evonik Coating Additives business line provides a wide range of specialty additives for the coatings and inks industry. The business boasts decades of experience in the research and development of novel products for a variety of coating markets, such as decorative coatings, industrial coatings, automotive coatings, and printing inks.

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €15 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.38 billion in 2021. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. About 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.


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