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The Nutrition & Care Segment produces products that contribute to fulfilling basic human needs. This includes applications in everyday consumer goods as well as in animal nutrition and health care. The Nutrition & Care Segment serves growth markets fueled by several megatrends including global population growth and rise of the global middle class as well as increasing health care needs and increasing awareness of sustainability. This is reflected in the rising demand for animal protein such as meat, fish, milk and eggs, and high quality applications for use in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, body care, and hygiene products.
Evonik produces feed additives at six sites in five countries and is the only company in the world to produce and market all four of the important amino acids for modern animal nutrition.
Specialty wetting agents, dispersants, emulsifiers and antifoams for use in tank-mix adjuvants and pesticide formulations.
Masonry water repellents for dry-mix mortars and concrete, as well as antifoams and air entrainers for structure and building protection.
The special feature of superabsorbers is their property of being able to absorb and retain an amount of water many times their own weight.