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.

Hands under nylon structure

Artificial Tissue

Skin Deep

Effective tissue repair: At the Tissue Engineering Project House, researchers are working to develop materials for producing artificial skin.

Zee Upton

Evonik Meets Science

Progress through collaboration

The biochemist Zee Upton explains how both sides benefit when Evonik experts meet up with scientists.

Exudation phase illustration

How wounds heal

An emergency team that gets under your skin

How the human body heals wounds on its own—and how research supports this process.

Test system for coating formulations

Innovative System

Test track for coatings

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

Couple on yellow scooter

Production 4.0

Cool colors

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.


Peroxide Power

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.

Data Mining

Unadorned Facts

Looking good! Facts and figures about the global beauty business, which is growing by leaps and bounds.


Green Force

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.

Artificial Leather

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.

Data Mining

Talented Crude

Facts about the biggest fossil energy carrier: Who extracts how much, and what is made from it?

Data Mining

Brilliant Bones

Bone-dry facts about the components of the human skeleton.

Medical Devices

Healing bones with polymers

The Medical Devices Project House is developing materials that support bone healing and make follow-up operations unnecessary.

Project Rheticus

Electrified Chemistry

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.

Evonik Elements Edition 02 2019

Knowledge Storage

All issues of Elements in the archive

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


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