Dispersants Production New Plant in Essen Shall Triple Evonik's Dispersant Production
Evonik plans to invest some million Euros in a new polymer dispersants plant at its premises in Essen, Germany. The project shall triple the company's global capacity for polymer dispersants until 2015.
Essen/Germany – 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. Dr. Ulrich Küsthardt, head of the Coatings & Additives Business Unit of Evonik: "The product group of polymer dispersants is developing in an extremely attractive way. 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". Dispersants support the trend toward more environmentally friendly and efficient paint systems. They increase color intensity and colorant yield.