Coatings News

Interface control: Flooring for the highest standards and maximum load

April 21, 2015
  • New generation of flooring resins

  • Environmentally friendly, fast-setting, odorless 

  • Especially well-suited for sensitive areas of application


Flooring systems have to stand up to plenty – especially in the work world. They have to withstand not only physical stress and environmental influences; they should also be quick to install and easy to clean, provide anti-slip protection, be free of hazardous substances, and not be dangerous in case of fire. Evonik Industries, one of the world market leaders in specialty chemistry, offers a wide range of products that make these characteristics possible.

DEGADUR® 4U is a new generation of resins for odorless flooring. It has the familiar qualities of conventional methylmethacrylate (MMA) systems, such as fast hardening, UV stability, and remarkable durability. At the same time, however, DEGADUR® 4U overcomes the limitations associated with flammability. In addition, they are environmentally friendly and set particularly quickly. The result: simpler handling and processing during transport and less need for safety measures in the workplace. DEGADUR® –based flooring systems meet the highest standards of hygiene and are easy to keep clean. In part, they contain bio-based components and thus have a positive influence on the CO2 balance. DEGADUR® 4U was developed especially for odor-sensitive application areas such as hospitals, airports, railroad stations, supermarkets, and cafeterias. With this product, Evonik Industries is expanding its proven DEGADUR® portfolio.

Other product families of the specialty chemicals company also ensure that floorings meet the highest standards. Through "Interface Control", Evonik provides a wide range of additives to optimize the widest variety of coatings. For instance, floorings based on VESTAMIN® are installed, among other places, in corridors at business hotels, in order to withstand long-term wear from heavy rolling suitcases. With the TEGO® Foamex and TEGO® Airex Product Lines, Evonik offers defoamers and deaerators, particularly in the segment of modern, environmentally friendly paints: TEGO® Foamex prevents the formation of foam during the production and application of waterborne paints and printing inks; TEGO® Airex accelerates the discharge of air from the liquid paint film and prevents the formation of air inclusions and pinholes.

The silica experts of Evonik offer one of the most successful silica-based matting agents on the market. ACEMATT® is the matting solution for any coating formulation, from waterborne to UV-curing. Different matting grades give wood, parquet or steel floorings an elegant velvet shine and a pleasant touch.

Evonik experts provide support to their customers along the entire value chain—no matter where they are located in the global coatings industry. In combination with decades of experience in the coatings industry, this makes it possible for Evonik to think along and, as a creative problem solver, be a partner to its customers. That is what we mean by "One Partner. Many experts."


Dr. Sandra Uebbing

Evonik Industries AG Segment Resource Efficiency

  • 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.

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    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.