Press release
Corporate Press
September 4, 2009

Optimal Adhesion and Superior Product Quality

Optimal adhesion of paints and printing inks is a daily challenge; there is as wide a variety of substrates out there as there are paint formulations.

Product properties are not the only consideration when it comes to coating formulations for food packaging; choosing the right raw materials and their ingredients in light of food regulatory requirements is also critical.

Our co-binders TEGO® AddBond and TEGO® VariPlus are always free of bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE) and, in most cases, of formaldehyde.

TEGO® AddBond and TEGO® VariPlus improve the adhesion of paints and printing inks on metals and plastics. When used as co-binders, additional properties, such as the hardness/flexibility balance and drying speed, can be matched to the customer's individual needs.
TEGO® AddBond and TEGO® VariPlus products meet the highest standard for product quality and are available for solventborne, waterborne, and radiation-curing coatings and printing inks.

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About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate.Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self_renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2008 about 41,000 employees generated sales of about €15.9 billion and an operating profit EBITDA of about €2.2 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.