Press release
November 17, 2015

TEGO® Dispers 686 - Matting made easy

Evonik offers a totally new concept of matting coatings: Instead of formulating each color shade and degree of gloss from the scratch, the dispersant TEGO® Dispers 686 for matting pastes enables a modular system. Using concentrates provides higher flexibility in gloss levels and optimizes the production processes. Matting pastes based on TEGO® Dispers 686 are available for water or solvent borne coating systems alike.

Together with this universality come further advantages. TEGO® Dispers 686 enables stable matting concentrates with the added benefit of higher reliability in matting and ease of manufacturing without the risk of over-grinding. Thus, formulators don’t lose time while grinding batches again if the desired gloss level wasn't met in the first attempt.

“Our new dispersant is settlement and flaking resistant“, tells Thomas Ries, Vice President Business Asia Pacific, Coating Additives. “Thus, it enables an excellent re-dispersibility for dry bits in matting paste. This gives our customers higher reliability and quality of their products.”

TEGO® Dispers 686 is supplied solvent and VOC free, but in liquid form and can be used in most typical coating systems ranging from water borne emulsions to alkyd paints. With TEGO® Dispers 686, Evonik is supplying a new product that is very easy to handle, store and use.

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 2014 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €12.9 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €1.9 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 endeavour 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 €1.1 billion in 2014.


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.