The capacity increase is due to the increased demand for additives for architectural paints
Evonik's Coating Additives business line is increasing capacities from October 2022 of two additive product groups for architectural paints - TEGO Phobe hydrophobing agents and TEGO Viscoplus polyurethane thickeners.
"The capacity increase is our response to the increased demand for additives for architectural paints," says Nadia Lenhardt, Head of the Decorative Coatings market segment in EMEA.
"The additional capacity in Europe will not only increase European, but also global supply security," added Lenhardt.
Hydrophobing agents are primarily used to give facade paints a water-repellent finish. Emulsions based on silicone resins such as TEGO Phobe 1659 are characterized by a particularly efficient reduction in water absorption. Polysiloxanes such as TEGO Phobe 1409 produce a very good water-beading effect.
The TEGO Viscoplus product range includes polyurethane thickeners that cover all relevant customer requirements. The TEGO Viscoplus products are liquid and contain no organic solvents. The different products can be easily combined with each other due to their high compatibility.
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