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 double-digit-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. Evonik markets the dispersants as additives under the name TEGO Dispers.
“The product group of polymer dispersants is developing in an extremely attractive way,” said Dr. Ulrich Küsthardt, head of the Coatings & Additives Business Unit of Evonik. “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.”