Architectural Coatings

With regulations aimed at decreasing VOCs and the development of new waterborne polymer systems and other technologies to meet these regulations, obtaining the combination of desired properties for specific applications and formulations has become even more challenging and complex. Evonik Coating Additives can help obtain these properties. 

In today's environmentally conscious marketplace, formulators are challenged to be sensitive to the potentially negative environmental impacts of their systems. As global trends and regulations move away from many traditional materials, formulators are looking to transition to more environmentally friendly systems. Formulators are also challenged with reducing or even eliminating VOCs from their architectural systems. 

Glossy wall

PVC 0-30% - Product Overview

Low PVC: High-gloss paints with low water vapor permeability. Increased wet scrub resistance due to a high binder content. Mainly used for trim paints in the architectural coatings market. 

White hall

PVC 30-50% - Product Overview

Mid PVC: Semi-gloss to matte paints combine the advantages of low and high PVC paints. Average amounts of binder lead to a sub-critical PVC, which is characterized by a medium water vapor permeability and moderate wet scrub resistance.

Red Facade

PVC 50-80% - Product Overview

High PVC: Matte paints with an overcritical PVC have a rough and open pored structure, which leads to high water vapor permeability and without modification to high water absorption. High amounts of fillers and pigments leads to excellent dry hiding power compared to glossy coatings. 

Trim Paint

Solventborne Trim Paints - Product Overview

Trim: Painting the trim around doors or windows is one of the many ways customers can liven up a home's exterior. Paints should be able to perform well on a variety of different substrates, and they should have characteristics complementary to wall paints. 


Searching for the optimal defoamer

Defoamer performance can be affected by a number of complicated formulation and application parameters, which makes selecting the optimal defoamer difficult and time consuming. Selecting the wrong defoamer can lead to defects, problems, and even to coating failure.


Efficient Wetting & Dispersing Additives

Cost reduction and process efficiency are major tasks for modern formulators. Improve the efficiency of your grinding process with grind aids, surfactants, and dispersants from Coating Additives.

Architectural Coatings

Different Defoamer Technologies for Architectural Coatings

Evonik offers a complete portfolio of defoamers and deaerators, from organic oil-based to siloxane-based to our unique molecular defoamers.


Flooring - Product Overview

Floor coatings are typically applied to industrial buildings, streets, multi-story car parks, etc. Consequently, they are subject to heavy use and must be particularly resistant to aggressive substances.


Hydrophobing Agents

Treating surfaces – such as exterior walls – with water-repellent materials (or materials otherwise impenetrable to water) is an effective method of protection from weathering. To achieve outstanding hydrophobization, different types of silicone chemistries are used. 

As problems related to pigment dispersions become more frequent and as requirements regarding  color reproducibility become increasingly rigorous, new demands for pigment wetting agents and dispersants are required to resolve these pigment stabilization issues. Over the past 20 years, advances in polymeric dispersants have made significant improvements in the process of wetting and stabilizing pigments. As a result, many dispersant technologies that better stabilize small pigment particles and that better prevent flocculation are emerging in the marketplace. This paper will explain pigment and dispersant interfaces and how harmonizing and optimizing these interactions will lead to a better pigment dispersion.