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.

Fresh chili vacuum packed

Additives

Good inside and out

A third of every kilogram 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.

Chemical Production

A reactor with a good energy balance

Researchers in the ROMEO project have developed a process that makes an industrial reaction more energy-efficient.

neck with spine

Plastic

Implants from the 3D printer

Evonik is investing in the Chinese 3D printing specialist Meditool, which manufactures medical implants.

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.

Couple on yellow scooter

Production 4.0

A new assistant for the coatings industry

The first digital language assistant in the coatings industry is now in operation: COATINO ™ supports researchers.

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.

Hydrogen peroxide

Peroxide Power

Hydrogen peroxide has long powered innovative applications in chemistry—now it’s also an environmentally friendly propellant for rockets.

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.

TEG generator

Heat Is Power

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

Pharma Polymers

How medicine reliably reaches its target

How liposomes play a key role in cancer therapy by transporting ribonucleic acids to the affected cells.

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.

Elements Edition 03 2019

Knowledge Storage

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