Evonik has received the 2022 Ringier Coating Technology Innovation Award for its TEGO® Foamex 812, a new defoamer designed specifically for waterborne coating and printing ink formulations. The defoamer focuses on a minimized environmental impact and a maximized handprint by enabling formulators to develop high-performance and low-VOC, environmentally friendly waterborne formulations.

The 100% active matter content defoamer with polyether-modified polysiloxane technology meets increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. It does not contain biocides, nor does it require SVHC labeling, and can be used in formulations complying with current IKEA standards and EU-Ecolabel 2014/312/EU, etc. For food contact applications, the defoamer may safely be used in compliance with the Swiss Ordinance, FDA, 21 CFR 175.300 and more.

“Evonik aims to make products that create value for our customers and the environment,” Wei Yin, vice president and head of Evonik Coating Additives Asia Pacific, said, “The award-winning product, TEGO Foamex 812, demonstrates our commitment to developing coating additive products that combine outstanding performance with sustainable properties.”

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