Press release
December 10, 2021

Evonik boosts its radiation curing silicones portfolio with the launch of TEGO® RC 1442 release coating

  • New globally available cationic UV curing release system offers excellent coating performance
  • Latest release coating strengthens Evonik’s position in the global pressure sensitive adhesives market
  • Continued growth in online commerce increases demand for high-performance label and packaging solutions

Essen, Germany. Evonik, the expert in UV curable silicone release systems for over 30 years has launched its new TEGO® RC 1442 silicone release coating.  TEGO® RC 1442 is based on Evonik’s existing RC 1400 series technology and delivers all the same easy release performance benefits customers are used to. Developed for fast curing pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) applications, TEGO® RC 1442 provides excellent anchorage to substrates and delivers stable release values over time, even under humid storage conditions.

“The increasing demand from our PSA market customers for globally available, easy-to-apply and high-performing UV curable products inspires us to continually review our portfolio to ensure that we deliver the solutions our customers need to meet changing market dynamics like the growth in online shopping,” said Stefan Stadtmueller, Global Head of TEGO® RC Silicones at Evonik.

Ideal for release liners for use in all applications, TEGO® RC silicones can be used for industrial release liners, self-adhesive labels, graphic arts, tapes and hygienic products including, food packaging and food contact applications.

TEGO® RC 1442 is fully commercialized and globally available.

For more information about the complete range of TEGO® RC release agents please visit: 

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 €12.2 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €1.91 billion in 2020. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. About 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.

About Specialty Additives

The Specialty Additives division combines the businesses of versatile additives and high-performance crosslinkers. They make end products more valuable, more durable, save more energy and simply better. As formulation experts in fast growing markets such as coatings, mobility, infrastructure and consumer goods, Specialty Additives combines a small amount with a big effect. With its 3,700 employees the division generated sales of €3.23 billion in 2020.


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