Press release
December 13, 2016

Lasting print results for modern packaging designs - A new slip additive suitable for food contact

TEGO® Glide A 116 is a highly effective slip additive from Evonik for use in solvent-based printing applications. Demands made up on printing ink formulations are high, especially in the packaging market, as they must be high quality, reliable, and in compliance with regulations. Because it is easy to process and is highly compatible with other materials — particularly when used in overprint varnishes — TEGO® Glide A 116 yields outstanding print quality while meeting all legal requirements.

Its outstanding compatibility in color printing systems unique in the market. TEGO® Glide A 116 works especially well in combination with waxes and matting agents, where it lends a perfect finish to the product. It also eliminates sensitivity to scratching and keeps surfaces from sticking together, particularly during the production process.

Food packaging is a particularly important component of the packaging market, and strict regulations help ensure safety in this sensitive area. TEGO® Glide A 116 is in compliance with regulatory demands and legal requirements; a complete listing is available for Switzerland’s Consumer Goods Ordinance (A).

“When designed well, food packaging helps with product placement, provides the customer with information, and, most importantly, protects food,” says Anna-Maria Ickert, director of global marketing for inks & new applications. “TEGO® Glide A 116 yields ideal printing results in an exceptionally wide variety of applications, such as beverage containers, plastic packaging for ice-cream and chocolate, and in labels or films for printing on surfaces. TEGO® Glide A 116 is highly compatible with other materials, produces lasting results in overprint varnishes, and meets regulatory requirements. It’s a highly effective slip additive for all solvent-based end-use applications.”

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2015 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €13.5 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.47 billion.

Evonik Industries has been producing specialty chemical products in the Greater China region (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) since the late 1970’s; with wide-ranging trading relations already in place prior to this in the region. Evonik regards Greater China as one of the driving forces of the global economy and we consequently endeavor to grow our business in the region. The company now has around 3,000 employees in the Greater China region, the regional sales reached over €1.3 billion in 2015.


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.