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Evonik's innovative power extends across six business units. This is where products and solutions are developed for the chemistry of tomorrow.
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The Coatings & Additives Business Unit supplies high-quality additives to the paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants industries. It also produces high-performance oil additives and additives for hydraulic fluids. Our integrated technology platform for isophorone-based products has been steadily refined over the decades. In addition, Coatings & Additives is closely meshed with Evonik's silicone platform. In 2013 this business unit reported sales of around EUR 1.6 billion. Its activities are grouped in the Crosslinkers, Oil Additives, Coating Additives, and Coating & Adhesive Resins Business Lines. Evonik is the market and technology leader in isophorone chemistry and the only company in the world that covers all processing steps. The production of high-performance, isophorone-based crosslinkers is the core competence of the Crosslinkers Business Line. Isophorone diamine increases the service life of heavy-duty surfaces, which cuts maintenance costs and often makes refurbishment unnecessary. Examples are floor coatings in parking garages, facades that have to withstand tough climate conditions and ships that are constantly exposed to salt water. Isophorone diamine-based composites are used, for example, to increase the resistance of wind turbines and make automobiles lighter. Isophorone diisocyanate is used in the production of light-, weather- and temperature-resistant polyurethane binders and is therefore a key component in many environment-friendly coating technologies. High-performance additives marketed by the Oil Additives Business Line improve the lubricating and flow properties of engine oils, hydraulic fluids, fuels, biodiesel and industrial fluids. In this way they improve fuel efficiency, i.e. they reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Thanks to many years of close collaboration with well-known lubricant manufacturers and automotive OEMs, this business line has developed specialist expertise in engines, gears and hydraulic systems. Customers benefit from this through custom-tailored high-performance additives and an extensive range of technical services. The Coating Additives Business Line specializes in application-oriented solutions for coating technologies. Its product portfolio ranges from additives and co-binders to specialty resins and nanoresins. The TEGO® brand comprises a wide range of additives for innovative coating formulations. The Coating Additives Business Line has outstanding knowledge of how to influence rheology and surface properties, which play an important role in coating technology. Its extensive competence in paints and global distribution network enable it to offer customized solutions for customers around the world. Evonik's Coatings & Adhesive Resins Business Line produces high-quality binders. These are mainly used in coatings for metal packaging, protective coatings and industrial floors. In addition, this business line supplies the adhesives industry with polymers for melt adhesives, and sealing and insulating compounds, which are marketed, for example, to the automotive and packaging industries. It is systematically expanding future-oriented areas of business around the world, for instance road markings and structural adhesives for the automotive industry.
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