Press release
Coating Additives
April 11, 2011

Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH takes over distribution of nanoresins AG portfolio of Nanocomposites

On March 25th Evonik Industries concluded a contract to acquire the hanse chemie Group which consists of hanse chemie AG and nanoresins AG. The transaction is subject to the approval of Evonik’s supervisory board. Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH will in future distribute products from nanoresins AG portfolio of Nanocomposites for the coatings sector. These products enable the company to expand its range of products for improving the scratch resistance of coatings.

TEGO® is a leading brand in the international coatings industry. Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH is an innovative supplier of additives, hydrophobing agents, co-binders and heat-resistant silicone resins. With its diverse product ranges, Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH offers solutions for the most varied and difficult problems.

Nanocomposites are used in coatings mainly to improve their surface hardness and thus increase scratch-resistance without impairing transparency.

With these products Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH offers customers an additional innovative technology for optimizing coatings. Moreover, coatings for wood and plastics, the largest area of application for nanocomposites, is a major market for Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH. The acquisition of the Nanocomposites represents an optimal expansion of the product range.