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.
Real or digital
The startup Element Analytics has developed a digital twin that represents real conditions in production plants.
A lubricant for space
Researchers in Vienna have discovered that the dry lubricants called MXenes work reliably under extreme conditions – such as those in space.
Lignin: a natural talent
Lignin has long been considered a waste product of papermaking. Yet the biopolymer has great potential.
A coating that sends a heat warning
Swiss researchers have developed a coating for high-performance fibers that turns white when subjected to heat.
Transportation via polymers
Evonik and Stanford University are cooperating in a search for new carrier substances for mRNA vaccines.
Milestones of research
A look back at almost 350 years of biotechnology—from the beginnings of microscopy to the discovery of DNA and genetic scissors.
The green revolution
Undreamed-of opportunities: Biotechnology has a long history and is one of the key sciences of the 21st century.
Insects as animal feed
The larvae of the black soldier fly are packed full of protein – and offer a source of hope for climate and environmental protection.
Cheese without cows
In the future, dairy products could be manufactured without any components of animal origin through fermentation by microorganisms.
Turning emissions into raw materials
Evonik researchers are working to use emissions of the steel industry for the production of plastic.
Long live plastic
Evonik researchers are working to develop a process for chemical recycling that will make it possible to recycle PET plastic waste.
The plastic cycle
On the path to achieving a true circular economy: Evonik is working on innovative processes in order to reduce plastic waste.
200 years of vaccination
Vaccination saves lives. A look back at over 200 years of successful struggle against viruses, bacteria, and deadly diseases.
A versatile helper
A biotechnological breakthrough: A new type of platform makes it possible to manufacture different collagens by means of fermentation.
Special protection vehicle: Lipid nanoparticles envelop mRNA vaccines and enable their passage through the cell membrane.
Robust and fast-dissolving
ODTs are practical, but they crumble easily. The auxiliary material RXCIPIENTS improves their properties.