Press release
November 16, 2017

Focus on customer needs: Evonik presents its methacrylate monomers at 2017 ChinaCoat

• Broad methacrylates portfolio for the coatings industry
• Focus on customer needs and customized monomers
• Newly aligned business line presents itself for the first time at ChinaCoat

Shanghai, China. Evonik is focussing on the needs of the customer in the coatings industry and will present its methacrylate monomers at the 2017 Shanghai ChinaCoat from November 15 to 17, 2017. Whether methacrylate-based resins for large-scale applications such as architectural and automotive coatings or applications such as reactive adhesives: Evonik has the competency and the products to give resins specific and customized properties. On request, the methacrylate experts also develop completely new components right up to the production stage, or finished products in accordance with the customer’s specifications.

VISIOMER® monomers are on display at the Evonik booth in hall W3, booth D05-12. They offer a unique modular system for tailoring desired product properties in various end-use applications for the coatings and resins industry. Monomers such as VISIOMER® MMA, n-BMA and i-BMA provide very good weather durability. VISIOMER® GMAA is used as a building block in paints and confers specific properties such as improved freeze-thaw resistance, colloidal stability in emulsion, and enhanced film adhesion to the product.

Tried-and-tested solution provider for all kinds of requirements
With China’s stronger focus on environmental issues, water-borne coating and resin solutions are widely sought after by local coating/resin manufacturers. Evonik methacrylate monomers like VISIOMER® AMA, EGDMA and 1,4-BDDMA can play a key role in core-shell emulsion synthesis to meet the performance needs of water-borne coatings. For the Chinese market, we have also developed water-borne latex (VISIOMER® C13-MA) with excellent waterproof properties.

The methacrylate monomers portfolio also contains methacrylates for the fast-growing industries of OEM and refinish coatings (VISIOMER® EHMA, HEMA), elastic coatings for architectural exterior/interior (VISIOMER® MAAmide ), 3C and plastics coatings (VISIOMER® C13-MA), and even the trendy 3D printing industry (VISIOMER® HEMATMDI). The range of its product portfolio and its development, and the production competency make Evonik one of the world’s leading suppliers of methacrylate.

Greater focus on customer needs
In recent months the methacrylate business in the Evonik Performance Materials Segment has been realigned to ensure a greater customer focus. The Bulk Monomers Product Line supplies high-volume monomers from a single source: MMA, GMAA, nBMA, iBMA, HEMA and HPMA. The newly established Application Monomers Product Line is now a solutions provider for specialty monomers.

“We can now address the special requirements of our customers even better than before,” states Martin Trocha, global head of the Application Monomers Product Line. Thanks to their decades of experience in production and innovation, their knowledge of the market, and their global alignment, the Evonik specialists have developed an in-depth understanding of methacrylate chemistry in the coatings area. As a solution provider and partner, the Methacrylates Business Line provides its customers with an “all-round service package.” “We offer a broad product portfolio with more than 50 specialty products and also the ambition to develop individual solutions. We manufacture in China, Germany and the USA, we have a presence in all the key countries worldwide, and thus maintain close contact with our customers. This enables us to recognize at an early stage what the customers need, what the trends and developments are in the coatings industry, and to search for new solutions,” says Tae Seok Yang, Asia head of the Product Line.

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-orientated innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 36,000 employees. In fiscal 2016, the enterprise generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.165 billion.

Evonik’s international activities are organized into six regions. The Asia Pacific North region consists of China, Taiwan, Japan & Korea, and is headquartered in Shanghai. Sales in Asia Pacific North reached 1,947 million euros in 2016. Evonik regards China as one of the driving forces of the global economy and we consequently endeavor to grow our business here. The company now employs about 3,000 employees and has in total of 10 production sites in China.


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