A new life for mattresses

The dream of foam: Researchers at Evonik have now found a way to recycle discarded mattresses.


A favorable carbon footprint for the construction industry

A Swiss startup shows how the carbon footprint of the construction industry can be improved in the future.


Facing the future with closure

The future of medicine: Evonik and a US startup are jointly developing an innovative sternal closure.

In my element

“Carbon is the foundation of life”

The recycling researcher Daniel Goldmann has a plan for extracting indium from electronic waste – with behavioral psychology.

The energy transition

Cattle, oil, and wind power

Texas is in the midst of the energy transition. In this US state, 25,000 people are already working in the wind industry.


Perspectives in overview

Research for a better future: Our Perspectives illuminates pioneering ideas and innovations from around the world.

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.

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.

Wind of Change

Issues of Elements in the archive

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


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