Press release
Products & Solutions
November 12, 2019

Heat resistant and waterborne: New silicone resin for pots and pans

  • Unique combination of properties: sustainable, high performance, easy to use
  • Approved for food contact

Colorful cookware is right on trend. Bright reds, deep blues, and vibrant yellows – pots and pans are increasingly becoming a design feature rather than simply a functional tool. This gives a dual purpose to the external coating: It has to look good and withstand a fair amount of punishment.

Heat-resistant coatings for cookware and bakeware are certainly not new – but to date, they have been almost exclusively solventborne. Evonik’s Coating Additives business line is now launching a more environmentally friendly silicone resin, which has been specifically developed for waterborne coatings. This product instantly replaces previous solventborne resins, of which production is partially or completely prohibited in China.

The new SILIKOFTAL® HTW 3 is a heat-resistant silicone resin that meets all the requirements of a sustainable formulation. It is free of organic solvents and features a significantly reduced VOC content from production to application.

SILIKOFTAL® HTW 3 is suitable for food contact as part of the external coating . By eliminating critical ingredients, the silicone resin is not classified as hazardous according to GHS.

The combination of properties – high performance, ease of handling, and approval for food contact – makes this product unique on the market. Customers can enjoy greater freedom when formulating their coatings as SILIKOFTAL® HTW 3 can be combined with numerous pigments and can be used anywhere stoving coatings are used. This also includes, for example, toasters or other household appliances (electrical appliances). The working temperature resistance is 200°C. The high flashpoint of above 90°C offers corresponding benefits for storage and transport.

“In SILIKOFTAL® HTW 3 we offer a product that meets increasingly stringent regulations,” says Maximilian Morin, head of the industrial coatings market segment. “The extensive and vigorous development has paid off and is an excellent example of our efforts to continuously expand our portfolio and offer more sustainable products.”

You can find regulatory, technical, and safety data sheets on SILIKOFTAL® HTW 3 at

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-oriented 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. In fiscal 2018, the enterprise with more than 32,000 employees generated sales of €13.3 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion from continuing operations.

Evonik’s international activities are organized into six regions. The Asia Pacific North region is headquartered in Shanghai. Sales in Asia Pacific North reached €1.97 billion in 2018. 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 over 2,500 employees and has in total of 10 production sites in China.


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.