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April 4, 2012

TEGO® Dispers 688: New high quality wetting and dispersing additive for matte UV curable coatings and printing inks

TEGO® Dispers 688 is a new premium dispersant for matte UV curable coatings and printing inks. Processing and productivity can be improved during manufacturing and continuous application of the coating due to the excellent rheological profile.

Low thixotropy, low viscosity and good yield points can be seen even with the highest concentrations of matting agents when using TEGO® Dispers 688. Coatings have constant matte and gloss levels after storage, even at high usage of matting agents.

Coating Additives, a business line of Evonik, provides innovative solutions to common problems associated with today's low-VOC coatings technologies. Evonik produces an extensive line of defoamers / deaerators, dispersants, surface control agents, co-binders, and resins specially designed for waterborne, solventborne, high-solids, and energy-curable systems. Visit our website: www.tego.us or email us at asktego@evonik.com. The North American Headquarters and Technical Competence Center for Coatings and Inks is located in Hopewell, VA.

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2011 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €14.5 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.8 billion.

Disclaimer

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.