Evonik opens coatings laboratory in Turkey
The laboratory includes a customer service centre, which will support customers with the development of innovative surface coatings in Turkey and throughout the Middle East
German headquartered Evonik Industries has opened a new coating additives laboratory at its Tuzla, Istanbul, site in January.
The laboratory also includes a customer service centre, which will support customers with the development of innovative surface coatings in Turkey and throughout the Middle East.
The application technology laboratory features top-of-the-line equipment for processing customer requests for a wide range of coatings and printing ink applications.
This allows the lab staff to effectively formulate, apply, and test a variety of coatings and printing inks in water-based, solvent-based, or radiation-curing formats, a press statement said.
The modern laboratory equipment also includes a spray booth and a climatic chamber.
“The new laboratory strengthens our presence in the region,” said Gaetano Blanda, the head of the coating additives business line. “It enhances our market proximity and enables us to provide our customers with technical service and product solutions for the development of new formulations even faster.”
Evonik’s most important products in Turkey include monomers, amino acids, cyanides, silicas, and superabsorbents.
The Group also holds 51% of shares in Egesil Kimya Sanayi & Ticaret, a joint venture based in Adapazari (near Istanbul) for the production of silica.
Evonik recently completed the acquisition of the Performance Materials Division of Air Products, making the Group a leading provider of additives for the coatings industry.
The company's product portfolio includes over 500 products with a broad assortment comprised of additives, co-binders, matting agents, silicas, specialty resins, and nanoresins.