Expert

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.  


Sascha Herrwerth & Ruediger Mertsch
Optimize your coating's rheology with a new aqueous fumed silica dispersion

Interview with Dr. Sascha Herrwerth, Head of Global Applied Research and Technology for Industrial Coatings; and Dr. Ruediger Mertsch, Head of Applied Research and Techonolgy for Asia-Pacific

Location: Hanau, Germany

Topic: VP Disp. WF 7620 promotes rheology control (anti-sagging, anti-settling, etc.) in waterborne spray coating applications 

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Markus Hallack and Mona Seyfried
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.  

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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

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Jane Goh
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 

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Sanjeev Taneja
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

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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