Press release
Coating Additives
April 6, 2023

Evonik’s new dispersant for waterborne printing inks is safe, effective, and widely usable  

  • Superior food contact compliance
  • High effectiveness across a broad range of pigments
  • Excellent shock resistance

Essen, Germany. Evonik's Coating Additives business line introduces TEGO® Dispers 780 W: a new waterborne dispersant offering customers an all-in-one solution for classical grinds, resin-reduced and resin-free grinds.

Developed specifically for printing inks, TEGO® Dispers 780 W offers several advantages to meet the growing needs of ink formulators: high performance at a low dosage, excellent viscosity reduction, color strength development, pigment stabilization and improved shock resistance.

In addition to its suitability for all waterborne ink applications, TEGO® Dispers 780 W is compliant for food packaging applications. Susanne Struck, Global Head of Applied Research and Technology for Inks and Digital, says: “Safety is a top priority in the development of all our additives. Our new dispersant complies with many global food contact regulations and doesn’t contain any solvents, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), or hazard labels”.

With its superior pigment stabilization, TEGO® Dispers 780 W contributes to the trend of creating formulations with less grinding resin in order to minimize side effects and maximize pigment loading.

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €18.5 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.49 billion in 2022. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable, and sustainable solutions for customers. About 34,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.


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