Biosurfactants

Sustainable Hygiene

Evonik and Unilever have developed a surfactant based on rhamnolipids. It is highly efficient and completely degradable.

Global market

Surfactants: Facts and figures

Many everyday products contain surfactants. The global market is changing – an overview.

Dishwashing detergents

The potential of biosurfactants

The Unilever expert Bert Nijhuis about rhamnolipids and environmentally friendly products.

In my Element

"Iron forms the basis of my collection"

Hermann Sicius collects chemical elements. What fascinates him about them, and which element is the most valuable one?

Corporate Foresight

The Development of Hygiene

From bacterial infections to COVID-19, advances in hygiene have always played a key role in the fight against disease.

Main topics Dossiers Elements

All focal areas

An overview of the dossiers

Reports, interviews, and graphics: Our dossiers bring together everything worth knowing about the main themes of ELEMENTS.

Modern Meadow, leather-like-material

Perspectives

On solar recycling and cooling with wood

Vegan imitation leather, CO2 storage units on truck roofs, and plastic recycling by means of sunlight: Innovations from research.

From the sections
Research and Innovation
Science that fascinates—we report on the latest research and innovations in chemistry and related disciplines.
Markets and Regions
Evonik operates in 100 countries all over the globe. In this section we show how the future is being invented in these locations—and why it’s happening there.
People and Visions
Innovations don’t emerge from a vacuum. They are born inside our heads. A report about people who promote their visions with passion.
Opinion and Debate
Progress becomes possible when we criticize the world as it is. That’s why we offer this space for exciting debates—and controversial positions.

Knowledge Storage

Issues of Elements in the archive

You will find an overview of previous issues of Elements here.

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