Press release
April 21, 2015

Silicic acid ester for weather-proof, chemical-resistant coatings

  • Dynasylan® SILBOND® at the European Coatings Show
  • Silicic acid esters for high-tech applications, especially in shipbuilding
  • Evonik secures global leadership of functional silanes market

Evonik will be presenting its silicic acid esters from the Dynasylan® SILBOND® brand for the first time at the European Coatings Show. The product and the binders that are based on it confer excellent resistance to chemicals, the elements, and extreme temperatures. This makes Dynasylan® SILBOND® especially interesting for shipbuilding applications, where it is used in anti-corrosion coatings and in zinc dust paints.

The Dynasylan® brand has stood for silane research, production, and application for more than 50 years. Dynasylan® modifies surfaces and also promotes adhesion between organic coatings and inorganic surfaces.

Evonik Industries, one of the global market leaders in specialty chemicals, last year expanded its strong position on the silanes market: in February 2014, the Group acquired Silbond, a leading provider of silicic acid esters based in the United States. The Silbond business is the ideal complement to Evonik’s silane portfolio.

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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