Evonik Industries is building a new production plant for polymer
dispersants at the Goldschmidtstrasse site in Essen. The specialty
chemicals company is thus investing an amount in the doubledigit-
million-euro range and is tripling its global capacity for
polymer dispersants. Plans call for startup in the first quarter of
2015. Polymer dispersants are mainly used in water-based
systems in paints and printing inks and in high-solid systems with
a low proportion of solvent.
Dr. Ulrich Küsthardt, head of the Coatings & Additives Business
Unit of Evonik: "The product group of polymer dispersants is
developing in an extremely attractive way. With our expanded
capacity, we want to serve this growing market. For our customers,
we are a competent innovation partner; offering outstanding
solutions for functional coatings and paints".
Dispersants support the trend toward more environmentally
friendly and efficient paint systems. They increase color intensity
and colorant yield.
Evonik markets the dispersants as additives under the name
TEGO Dispers. Because of their viscosity-lowering effect, the
products permit economical production of paints and pigment
concentrates by maximizing the pigment concentration during