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.

3d-printer prints miniature-cars

Additive manufacturing

3D printing now in series production

How Evonik is shaping the growing market for 3D printing and promoting the development of future-oriented technologies.

Senada Schaack

Additive manufacturing

The printed plant

Good for the environment and for cost-efficiency: Evonik is using plant components created by 3D printers to construct its own facilities.

marbles roll into a glass

Chemical production

The Direct Route

Evonik plans to use a new method to make the production of propylene glycol more sustainable.

Hand in protective glove disinfects surface with a cloth

Chemical production

Disinfection – what does it mean?

Disinfection puts dead or living material in a state where it can no longer infect. . What does this mean in practice?

Heat-Insyde's thermal energy storage system

The energy transition

Salt solar heat store

How researchers from Eindhoven intend to use potash to revolutionize heat storage systems for buildings.

Fresh chili vacuum packed

Additives

Good inside and out

A lot of food is thrown away or lost. Coatings and additives in plastic packaging are helping to reduce food waste.

Beetroot in a mincer

Nutrition

A Plentiful and Sustainable Diet

Nearly ten billion people will be living on the planet in 2050—but what will all these people eat?

Soy sauce in a fishing net

Omega-3 fatty acids

Small Algae, Big Effect

Many people do not consume enough omega-3 fatty acids. What can help? Microalgae from the ocean.

Chicken egg in front of camera

Animal nutrition

A Close Look

How the use of big data and biotech in poultry farming improves animal welfare—and reduces the use of resources.

Cosmetics

Tomorrow’s Beauty Care: The cosmetics market

Only the best for the beauty sector: How to make discriminating customers happy.

Cosmetics

Unadorned Facts

Facts and figures about the global beauty business, which continues to grow.

Cosmetics

Green Force

A French researcher puts plants under stress to develop active ingredients for cosmetics.

Test system for coating formulations

Coatings

Test track for coatings

Evonik is using a new system that saves lots of time in its search for optimal coating formulations.

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TEG generator

Heat Is Power

TEG-Generators transform waste heat into electricity. They used to be complex to make, but this is now changing.

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Synthetic fibers

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.

Pharma Polymers

Transport without Side Effects

Drug delivery—on the art of transporting active pharmaceutical ingredients to specific targets in the human body.

Pharma Polymers

How Medications Enter the Body

The “chemical packaging” and the navigation to specific targets are becoming ever more precise.

Knowledge Storage

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