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.


Hightech Membranes from Lake Atter

In Schörfling, membranes are manufactured that could revolutionize the processing of natural gas.


Peroxide Power

When used as a rocket propellant, hydrogen peroxide makes space travel more environmentally friendly.


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.


Protecting the Skin

New active ingredients protect the skin from environmental pollution.


Green Force

Plants defend themselves against frost and 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.


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

On the art of transporting pharmaceutical ingredients to specific targets.


How Medications Enter the Body

The “chemical packaging” and the navigation are becoming more precise.


The new formula C4

Thanks to an award-winning cleaning process, Evonik can use the raw material FCC-C4.

Artificial Leather

Better Than Real

New additives ensure that artificial leather can be produced in a more sustainable way.


Layer by Layer

The Belgian company Materialise is using polyamide 12 to develop 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

Everything you need to know: Bone-dry facts about the components of our skeleton.

Medical Devices

Healing bones with polymers

The Medical Devices Project House is developing materials that support bone healing.

Projekt Rheticus

Electrified Chemistry

Scientists produce specialty chemicals from electricity and carbon dioxide.

At a Glance

Two Steps to Green Chemistry

How to produce valuable materials such as butanol and hexanol via sustainable methods.

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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