Evonik's coating additives business line is increasing capacities of two additive product groups for architectural paints: TEGO® Phobe hydrophobing agents and TEGO Viscoplus polyurethane thickeners. The new capacities will be available from October.

"The capacity increase is our response to the increased demand for additives for architectural paints," said 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."

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.

For more information, visit: www.coating-additives.com.