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
Membranes that could revolutionize the processing of natural gas are being made from polymer fibers in the municipality of Schörfling in Upper Austria. A factory visit.
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.
Protecting the Skin
Our skin protects us from environmental effects. But what protects our skin? New active ingredients that promote detoxification, for example.
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.
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 – über die Kunst, Arzneistoffe im Körper punktgenau an ihr Ziel zu bringen.
How Medications Enter the Body
The pathways are well known, but 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.
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.
Facts about the biggest fossil energy carrier: Who extracts how much, and what is made from it?
Better Than Real
New additives make artificial leather softer, more robust, and increasingly similar to real leather—and make its production more environmentally friendly.
Bone-dry facts about the components of the human skeleton.
Evonik and Siemens produce specialty chemicals from electricity and carbon dioxide with the help of electrolysis and bacteria.
Healing bones with polymers
The Medical Devices Project House is developing materials that support bone healing and make follow-up operations unnecessary.