Core specialty chemicals business
Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. The central elements of the companies’ strategy for sustained value creation is profitable growth, efficiency and values. Around 80 percent of sales come from market-leading positions, which the company is systematically expanding. With concentrating on high-growth megatrends, especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization.
With locations worldwide Evonik is headquartered in Germany, is active in more than 100 countries globally and operates production plants in 24 countries, serving for example the automotive, coatings, pharmaceutical, and feed additive industries.
With 10.000 people employed, a surface area of 6.5 square kilometers and besides Evonik and its subsidiaries 12 independent companies with more than 100 production units with focus on base and specialty chemicals the Marl Chemical Park at the northern edge of the Ruhr area is the largest production site of Evonik worldwide and the 3rd largest chemical site in Germany. More than 40 ha are available for new production units.
The largest and main R&D site of Evonik is Wolfgang Industrial Park in the Rhine Main Area, close to Frankfurt, Germany. The total size of the area is 82 ha, thereof 27 ha free space available for new projects. Currently the main focus on R&D activities is feed additives, active ingredients, polycrystalline silicon, powder and fest bed catalysts, particle technology with focus on pyrogen and precipitated silica for tires, paints and cosmetics, to name just a few. The site employs in total 5,300 people, whereof 3,500 are Evonik employees, 1,800 are employed by 3 independent international companies.
Hydrogen consortium applies for EU funding in Germany
Project is groundbreaking for the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy in Germany. Funding and regulatory course setting important building blocks for realisation
First plant of Evonik's new polyamide 12 complex completed
Construction work on the new plant complex is progressing well. Further plants will be completed in early 2021. Evonik is investing more than €400 million and consolidating its position as a market...
Evonik and Siemens commissioned a pilot plant that uses carbon dioxide and water to produce chemicals at Marl, Germany
For a climate-friendly industry: Using carbon dioxide and hydrogen as raw materials for sustainable chemicals. Evonik and Siemens Energy put pilot plant into operations. Artificial photosynthesis c...
Evonik starts production at new Geesthacht multi-purpose silicone facility
State-of-the-art manufacturing facility strengthens Evonik’s focus on adhesive and sealant solutions. Engineers complete final commissioning tests to begin production despite Covid-19 situation. Ad...
Transparent polyamide production capacity announced for Marl is now operational
Evonik has doubled its capacity for transparent, high-performance polyamide TROGAMID® CX. The planned expansion went on stream as scheduled in February 2020.
Evonik celebrates official groundbreaking ceremony of the new polyamide 12 complex in Marl
Plant is a response to high demand in attractive markets, ranging from automotive engineering to 3D printing. Investment strengthens Smart Materials growth engine and solidifies position as a marke...
Evonik reorganizes its polyamide business
Evonik is reorganizing its business for high-performance polymers within the polyamide group.
Evonik expands production capacities for transparent polyamides in Marl
Due to increasing global demand for high-performance polymers, Evonik is expanding its production of transparent polyamides of the TROGAMID® CX brand at the Marl Chemical Park (Germany).
Evonik’s new polyamide 12 complex fully on schedule
Evonik has completed the conceptual and basic engineering phase for building its new polyamide 12 (PA12) production complex on schedule by the end of the past year and has now entered the project i...
Evonik builds a new silicone plant in Geesthacht, Germany
New multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility, Investment is double-digit million euro. Commissioning by the end of 2019.
Evonik opens new polyamide 12 powder plant in Marl
Facility to meet large demand in attractive markets for 3-D printing and metal coatings. Investment boosts “Smart Materials” growth engine and solidifies leading market position for specialty polya...
AkzoNobel and Evonik start up joint venture plant for chlorine and potassium hydroxide
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Evonik Industries have successfully started production at their new joint venture to produce chlorine and potassium hydroxide at the company’s Ibbenbüren site in G...
Evonik and Siemens to generate high-value specialty chemicals from carbon dioxide and eco-electricity
Test plant will produce “green” chemistry and serve as an energy store for eco-electricity First plants will have potential to produce 20,000 tonnes a year
Evonik opens site in France's Cosmetic Valley
The Evonik Personal Care Business Line was created in 2016 when Evonik acquired experts in biotechnological production of plant-based active ingredients, French start-up, Alkion Biopharma SAS. As a...
Evonik New plant for Specialty Copolyesters in Witten Germany
The Evonik construction of a specialty copolyester plant in Witten is on schedule for start-up in early 2018.
Evonik expands fumed silica capacities in Antwerp
Consistent implementation of corporate strategy: Boost for distinct specialty chemicals businesses. Significant fumed silica capacity expansion in Europe. Investment sum in the upper double-digit m...
Evonik breaks ground for stretching and polishing plant for large-format PMMA aircraft materials
Start of construction on the new stretching and polishing plant at the Weiterstadt site. Production of the world’s largest PMMA sheets for the aviation industry scheduled to start at the end of 2017
Evonik invests eight-figure sum in production plant for multi-layer PMMA films
Construction of new production plant for multi-layer films in Weiterstadt. Production startup planned for the end of 2018. Multi-layer films open up new applications in medical technology, façade e...
Evonik invests in company Vivasure Medical
Vivasure Medical is utilizing RESOMER®, a bioabsorbable polymer from Evonik, which has already proved its value in numerous commercial applications. "The participation in Vivasure Medical offers us...
Evonik accelerates process for scaling up the latest generation of superabsorbent products
After successfully modernizing the pilot plants at its site in Krefeld (Germany), Evonik will now be able to make superabsorbent technologies usable on an industrial scale more quickly. Several mil...
Evonik starts up plant producing methionine source for shrimps
First plant for production of a methionine source for shrimps starts up in Antwerp. New product from Evonik increases efficiency and sustainability of crustacean aquaculture. Market launch of AQU...
Evonik constructs a specialty copolyester plant in Witten
Special copolyesters for pre coated metal coatings cater the trend for epoxy resin-free food packaging in particular. Investment in the mid-double-digit million euro range. Facility expected to be ...
Evonik closes purchase of hydrogen peroxide producer in the Netherlands
Capacity expansion in the European market, eco-friendly product with a wide application range and specific growth in one of Evonik’s core businesses.
Evonik expands market positions in C4 products
Evonik Industries has strengthened its leading position in C4-based products and has successfully, and on time, put into operation new production plants in Antwerp (Belgium). Also in the Marl Chemi...
AkzoNobel and Evonik announce production joint venture for chlorine/potassium hydroxide solution
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries have joined forces to build and operate a new membrane electrolysis facility for potassium hydroxide solution and chlorine in Germany. Start-up is expected by the en...
Evonik plant for functionalized polybutadienes commences operation
Markets for adhesive and sealing applications see above average growth. A clear commitment to Germany as production location. Dr. Ulrich Küsthardt, head of the Coatings & Additives Business Unit: "...
Evonik boosts capacity for special silicas at its Rheinfelden site
New production line for surface-treated AEROSIL® fumed silica. Global production capacity to increase by 25 percent. Strengthening the leading market position for specialty fumed oxides in attracti...
Evonik starts construction of the first production plant for methionine dipeptide
Evonik Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the on-schedule start of construction on the first plant for the production of AQUAVI® Met-Met in Antwerp (Belgium). The product, a dip...
Evonik builds dispersant plant in Essen
Investment in the low double digit million euro range. Tripling capacity for polymer dispersants. Rising worldwide demand for innovative dispersants for paints and printing inks.
Evonik invests in innovative methionine source for shrimp
First plant for the production of AQUAVI® Met-Met to be built in Antwerp. New development from Evonik researchers makes shrimp aquaculture more efficient and sustainable. Evonik Executive Board m...
Evonik officially starts up expanded ThreAMINO® facility
Evonik has increased production capacity for L-Threonine at Evonik Agroferm Zrt., in Kaba (Hungary), to 30,000 metric tons.
Evonik Innovation Center recognized for sustainability
New building certified by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). Evonik has invested close to €17 million in the new construction at the Goldschmidtstraße site in Essen: 5,000 square meter...
E.ON and Evonik ensure Marl Chemical Park’s energy supply
Evonik to replace old generating unit with a new combined-cycle gas turbine plant to be built by E.ON
Evonik commissions production plant for a new generation of PVC plasticizers
Strategic portfolio expansion. Evonik offers phthalate-free and bio-based plasticizers New ELATUR® product brand New production plant at Marl Chemical Park
Evonik expands its market position for C4-based products
Expansion of 1-butene capacity in Marl by 75,000 tons Expansion of butadiene production in Antwerp, Belgium, by 100,000 tons Expansion of MTBE capacity in Marl and Antwerp by a total of 150,0...
New generation of PVC plasticizers—Evonik expands portfolio to include phthalate-free products
Evonik to begin offering phthalate-free and bio-based plasticizers. Investment decision for new production in Marl
Increase of production for 1-butene
Evonik Industries plans to increase the production capacity for 1-butene at its Marl site by 75,000 metric tons per year, and start-up is scheduled for 2015.
Evonik lays foundation stone for new chemical plant in Marl
Evonik Industries is building a new, large plant to produce functionalized polybutadienes in Marl, Germany. The plant, with an annual capacity of several thousand metric tons, is scheduled for comp...
Evonik starts up new isobutene plant in Antwerp
Capacity tripled. Expansion of market position in Europe. Energy-saving process that reduces environmental impact. Further strengthening of integrated C4 technology platform
Evonik Industries responds to strong demand for polyamide 12 by expanding laurolactam in Marl
Evonik Industries plans to expand laurolactam production capacities significantly at its Marl site. The extra capacities are expected to be available by the fourth quarter of 2010. Laurolactam is t...