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Coatings, Paints & Printing Inks

As a leading global specialty chemicals group, Evonik offers a wealth of raw materials, ingredients and coating formulation expertise that improve the performance of Coatings, Paints & Printing market products. Our broad portfolio extends from additives, specialty resins, co-binders, crosslinkers, curing agents and methacrylate monomers, polymers, to silica and silanes. We enable our customers to meet increasingly more stringent environmental demands by adding more ecological water-based, bio-based and renewable raw material-based solutions to our portfolios. Working in partnership with our customers we provide the technical and formulation support they need to increase efficiencies and improve the sustainability of their production processes. Be it for metal coatings, wood coatings, powder coatings or other substrates.

Products & Solutions for Coatings, Paints & Printings

Additives and Resins for Powder Coatings

Coating additives for powder coatings like SPHERILEX® and AEROXIDE® provide anti-caking and matting properties and improve free flow of the powder. They are suitable for electrostatic application.

Additives for Architectural Coatings  

Hydrophobing effects, defoaming, color strength and burnish resistance are vital when formulating architectural coatings. Our additives improve properties of interior and exterior paints and coatings. We provide solutions for different ranges of pigment volume concentration.

Additives for Automotive and Transportation Coatings

We offer a variety of additives for car and transportation coatings, which provide benefits to all layers (incl. electrodeposition coatings, base coat, and clear coat) of automotive OEM coating systems as well as other transportation applications.

Additives for Can and Coil Coatings

We offer additives for can and coil coatings which provide excellent adhesion, defoaming and haptic properties to your coating formulation. When it comes to can coatings, our portfolio also comprises food contact compliant additives. 

Additives for Décor and Wallpaper Inks

Our additives for décor and wallpaper inks provide excellent substrate wetting, durability and color strength and are suitable for applications like laminated flooring and furniture. Additives for tissue paper are FDA compliant.

additives for coating formulations

Additives for coating formulations

VESTOSINT® and VESTAMELT® bring structure to coatings. Our polyamide 12 powders transform drab surfaces into decorative or functional structured elements.

Additives for Floor Coatings  

We offer additives for floor coatings, like TEGO® Addid adhesion promoter which provide anti-static properties, as well as defoamers and deaerators for solventborne floor coatings.

Additives for Heat-Resistant Coatings

Additives and specialty binder for heat-resistant coatings protect industrial applications such as mufflers, fireplaces as well as cook and bakeware and provide high temperature resistance to avoid corrosion and cracks of the coating. We also offer solutions for ambient-curing coating applications.

Additives for Inkjet Inks

Our coating additives for inkjet inks are suitable for printing on ceramic tiles, textile printing as well as large format printing. They enable substrate wetting at high printing speeds and improve pigment stabilization and adhesion in your printing ink formulation.

Additives for Leather Coatings

The Coating Additives business line offers additives for leather coatings. Our products and solutions ensure a soft touch, finest leather haptics as well as abrasion and rub resistance for your leather coating formulation.

Additives for Marine and Protective Coatings

Durability, anti-fouling properties and elimination of micro and macro-foam play a major role when formulating marine and protective coatings. Our additives and resins are exactly made to overcome these coating formulation challenges.

additives for metal coatings

Additives for metal coatings

As a coating, VESTOSINT® powders protect the surface of metals, help create fiber composites, and when used as an additive, improve the properties of paints.

Additives for Metal and Glass Coatings

Our additives for metal and glass coatings provide adhesion, flexibility, hardness and corrosion protection to metal and glass substrates.

Additives for Packaging Inks

Our additives for packaging inks improve substrate wetting, durability as well as color stability in your coating formulation and can be used for different substrates. Can coating additives are suitable for food contact and comply to regulatory requirements. 

Additives for Paper Coatings  

Additives for paper coatings like SURFYNOL®, are used to reduce dynamic surface tension and improve substrate wetting on substrates like thermal paper, paper packaging or inkjet receptive paper coatings.

Additives for Pigment Concentrates

We offer dispersing and wetting agents for pigment concentrates to ensure stabilization of pigments and a unique particle distribution in the paint and thus provide excellent color acceptance and stability in your coating formulation.

Additives for Plastic Coatings

Our additives for plastic coatings provide excellent scratch resistance, soft touch and haptic properties for your plastic coating formulation. Application areas cover coatings for consumer electronics, cosmetic packaging or PVC flooring.

Binders and granules for thermal insulation coatings

We offer binders and granules for thermal insulation coatings which are easy to apply on complex 3D shapes via spray application and overcome the challenges of moisture infiltration. Additionally they substantially reduce energy loss and contribute to occupational health and safety.

Additives for Wood Coatings

We offer additives and binders for various wood coating applications, such as furniture, joinery, and floor coatings. Our additives improve substrate wetting, scratch resistance and anti-blocking of your waterborne and UV curing coating formulation.

Amine Curing Agents and Modifiers for Epoxy Coatings

Ancamide, Ancamine, Anquamine, Amicure, Curezol, Dicyanex, Hybridur and Imicure enable high performance marine coatings, protective coatings, intumescent coatings, automotive coatings, container coatings and general epoxy coatings.

We offer polyamide, amidoamine, amine curing agents, imidazole accelerators, diluents, adhesion promoters and more.

Epoxy Curing Agents for Ultra Low VOC Coatings

ANCAMIDE epoxy curing agents and ANCAMINE polyamines offer high barrier properties, fast cure, long potlife, enhanced flexibility and adhesion for unprepared surfaces. These technologies offer coatings formulators products to meet both current environmental regulations, as well as high performance targets.

Key components for catalysts for Polymers production

Our Catylen® S family of products are key components of the Ziegler and Ziegler-Natta catalysts. Suitable for slurry phase polyethylene and polypropylene processes.

Monomers and Polyisocyanates for Polyurethane Coatings

VESTANAT contains aliphatic and cycloaliphatic diisocyanate monomers for light stable PU resins and elastomers, waterborne polyurethane dispersions as well as cycloaliphatic polyisocyanates for durable polyurethane coatings.

May it be building blocks for resin synthesis, hardeners for 2K coatings or blocked systems for 1K applications we have the right solution for can coatings, artificial leather, OEM clear coats as well as wood coatings and plastic coatings. We offer IPDI, H12MDI, TMDI, T1890 and more.

Polyimides for High Temperature Coatings

Polyimide P84® NT and P84® UHT powder unite the outstanding properties of polyimide, such as high temperature stability up to 350 °C, chemical resistance, high mechanical strength, a low friction coefficient and minimal abrasion.

Polymers for Pre-Coated Metal

Our paint binders are suitable for paint layers on pre-coated metal containers for food and nonfood applications. We offer high- and medium molecular weight copolyesters for can coatings and coil coatings.

Polymers for Printing Inks and Paints

We offer additives for printing ink and printing paint. Our VESTOWAX® improves scratch resistance, adjusts wax surface tension as well as matting effects. Our polymer for offset printing inks provides excellent drying properties in heat-set paints and cold-set applications.

Polyurethane for CASE Applications

Polyurethane is ideally suited for a wide range of CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers) applications. Our solutions include low VOC non-tin catalysts, delayed-action catalysts and curatives that optimize performance by controlling cure, reaction profile and pot life, improve surface appearance and adhesion, and enhancing the physical properties of the final product. As a dedicated partner, we develop new bio-based products with the focus on providing innovative solutions that support our customers transitioning to higher sustainability in formulations.

Silanes for Coatings and Metal Treatment  

The waterborne sustainable silanes Dynasylan® SIVO 140 and 160 are used in corrosion protection formulations for marine and protective coatings, act as binding agents between organic resins and inorganic substrates and are equal to solvent-borne systems. 

Silica for Toners for optimum printing

With silica, you maintain free flow toner powder and specifically control its electrostatic chargeability.

VISIOMER® Methacrylates for Emulsion Polymerization

VISIOMER® MPEG Methacrylates are used as nonionic, polymerizable surfactants for emulsion polymerization. In contrast to low ME surfactants these molecules become an integral part of polymer particles. This prevents formation of large gel particles at low temperatures and improves long term performance of emulsion paints.

VISIOMER® Methacrylates for Surfactants and Thickeners

VISIOMER® MPEG Methacrylates are used as nonionic, polymerizable surfactants for emulsion polymerization. In contrast to low MW surfactants these molecules become an integral part of polymer particles. This improves the stability and long-term properties of latices and prevents leaching of low molecular weight compounds.

VISIOMER® Specialty Methacrylates for Coatings and Printing Inks

Specialty Methacrylates are versatile building blocks for water- and solvent based coating resins. They contribute to resin properties like weather- and scratch resistance, superior adhesion or corrosion resistance. VISIOMER® Terra Methacrylates with up to 90% biobased raw materials enable the production of sustainable resins with reduced carbon footprint.

VISIOMER® Specialty Methacrylates for Composite Resins

Specialty Methacrylates offer a wide range of functional methacrylate monomers and crosslinkers for full or partial substitution of styrene in composites from unsaturated polyesters or vinylesters. VISIOMER® methacrylates with low vapor pressure are suitable reactive diluents to improve composite properties like mechanical strength or flame retardancy. VISIOMER® C18PEG1105MAW is used for hydrophobically modified associative thickeners for water borne paints.