Evonik has launched a new bio-defoamer with EcoLabel for architectural paints.

TEGO Foamex 18 and adds a unique property profile to the company’s coatings additives line, Evonik says. The new defoamer consists of 98 percent vegetable oil, a renewable raw material. It is also the first bio-based defoamer from Evonik specifically developed for the architectural market.

“Our additives for water-based formulations have been in use for decades,” says Nadia Lenhardt, Head of Market Segment Decorative Coatings, EMEA “The new bio-based additive is a consistent next step in our efforts to enable sustainable formulations for bio-based paints.”

TEGO Foamex 18 is easy to process and suitable for both grind and let-down stages, Evonik says, and suitable for a wide range of formulations. The additive also meets the requirements of all relevant EcoLabels such as the Blue Angel and EU Ecolabel.

“By continuously expanding the existing defoamer portfolio not only in the architectural sector, but also for industrial, automotive, and printing ink applications, Evonik Coating Additives offers the best possible solution for almost any desired formulation,” the company says.