Press release
Coating Additives
November 3, 2011

Meet all regulations with TEGO® Foamex 833: New silicone- and mineral oil-free defoamer for waterborne printing inks and coatings

TEGO® Foamex 833 is a silicone- and mineral oil free defoamer concentrate providing excellent performance for waterborne printing inks and paints. The composition allows the formulation of printing inks for food packaging and the formulation of green coatings and paints compliant with many different environment regulations.

Excellent compatibility, good foam inhibition, fast foam break-down and superior long term efficiency are key features of TEGO® Foamex 833.

TEGO® Foamex 833 is globally listed and compliant with many food contact directives like A-list of Swiss Ordinance 817.023.21, FDA 175.300, XIV. BfR, 2002/72/EG, Anh. III.

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. In 2010 about 80 percent of the Group’s chemicals sales came from activities where it ranks among the market leaders. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2010 more than 34,000 employees generated sales of around €13.3 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.4 billion.


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.