ESSEN, Germany – This March, Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH celebrates 25 years of providing its know-how in the field of additives and specialty resins for coatings and printing inks. During the past 25 years, Tego has risen to become a leading supplier of specialty products for the coatings and printing inks industries.
In October 1984, Th. Goldschmidt AG established Tego Chemie Service GmbH in Essen, Germany. Operations started on January 1, 1985. Even at that time, major products included the silicone resins still used today for heat-resistant coatings for products such as saucepans and frying pans. In addition, organomodified siloxanes, with their outstanding surface activity, became increasingly important as additives for coatings and printing inks.
From the early years, the company enjoyed continuous growth. Parallel to the activities in Europe, the first regional sales team and a technical-service laboratory were set up in the United States. At the end of the eighties, Evonik Tego entered the Asian market which, alongside the United States, has become a mainstay for the company. China, in particular, continues to be a growth area.
Today, the Evonik Tego products are available from numerous subsidiaries around the globe, allowing Evonik Tego to rapidly supply customers almost everywhere, as well as provide technical support through its Technical Service Centers.