Research & Innovation
The researchers at Evonik are looking for innovative solutions as well as innovative ideas. That’s why they spend every day searching for potential products and new directions for development. We report on the latest research activities in chemistry and related disciplines.
Protecting the Skin
Our skin protects us from environmental effects. But what protects our skin? New active ingredients that promote detoxification, for example.
Effective tissue repair: At the Tissue Engineering Project House, researchers are working to develop materials for producing artificial skin.
Test track for coatings
Evonik is using a new system that saves lots of time in its search for optimal coating formulations.
The first digital language assistant in the coatings industry is now in operation: COATINO ™ supports researchers in the laboratory.
Hightech Membranes from Lake Atter
Membranes that could revolutionize the processing of natural gas are being made in the municipality of Schörfling in Upper Austria.
Hydrogen peroxide has long powered innovative applications in chemistry—now it’s also an environmentally friendly propellant for rockets.
Tomorrow’s Beauty Care
Only the best for the beauty sector: How to make discriminating customers happy.
Looking good! Facts and figures about the global beauty business, which is growing by leaps and bounds.
Plants defend themselves against frost and hungry parasites—and attract the interest of the cosmetics industry.
Heat Is Power
In industrial plants and households, energy is being lost everywhere in the form of waste heat.
Research & Innovation
Getting safely to the Destination
How liposomes play a key role in cancer therapy by transporting ribonucleic acids to the affected cells.
Transport without Side Effects
Drug delivery—on the art of transporting active pharmaceutical ingredients to specific targets in the human body.
How Medications Enter the Body
The “chemical packaging” and the navigation to specific targets are becoming ever more precise.
The new formula C4
Absolutely unique: Evonik is using an award-winning purification process to make the refinery byproduct FCC-C4 a useful raw material.
Better Than Real
New additives make artificial leather softer, more robust, and increasingly similar to real leather—and make its production more environmentally friendly.
Layer by Layer
The Belgians who work at Materialise are pioneers in their sector. Polyamide 12 is giving shape to their vision of the 3D printing of the future.
Facts about the biggest fossil energy carrier: Who extracts how much, and what is made from it?
Bone-dry facts about the components of the human skeleton.
Healing bones with polymers
The Medical Devices Project House is developing materials that support bone healing and make follow-up operations unnecessary.
Evonik and Siemens produce specialty chemicals from electricity and carbon dioxide with the help of electrolysis and bacteria.
At a Glance
Two Steps to Green Chemistry
The infographic shows how electrolysis and fermentation produce butanol and hexanol.