MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Honeywell announced that it has purchased Evonik Industries’ portfolio of manufacturing technology, including patents, for the production of polyethylene waxes used in a variety of applications, from paint and coatings to adhesives and inks.

The technology features Ziegler-Natta catalysts, which have been used to produce polymers such as polyethylene since 1956. The technology will supplement Honeywell’s existing extensive line of wax additives, which help improve the performance of a variety of products around the world.

“This technology purchase expands Honeywell’s ability to develop new additives that can solve a variety of challenges for our customers in the paints, plastics, coatings, adhesives and inks industries,” said Lincoln Germain, Global Business Director for Honeywell’s Specialty Additives business. “Ziegler-Natta-based technology is a great complement to Honeywell’s already broad set of manufacturing technologies for polyethylene additives.”

More than 50 years ago, Honeywell became the first commercial manufacturer of low-molecular-weight polyolefin polymers. Today, Honeywell offers one of the world’s most extensive lines of synthetic waxes. Honeywell’s brands include Honeywell Rheochem®, Honeywell A-C®, Honeywell AClyn® and Honeywell ACumist®. Honeywell continues to make investments to better serve its customers around the world.