Products & Solutions
Experts in plastics Evonik develops tailored and innovative products and system solutions for and with plastics.
Plastics have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. It is difficult to imagine cars and airplanes, computers, telephones and television, construction materials, sport and leisure, and the entire world of packaging without their plastic components.
They make a major contribution to human nutrition and hygiene, and also to modern medicine. In recent years, the fact that plastics are exceptionally energy-efficient has made them even more important. Their use results in major advantages, for example, in the insulation of buildings or in the lightweight but safe construction of cars, buses, trains and airplanes.
For all these different applications, Evonik has created different plastics products and system solutions. Using Evonik’s raw materials, for example, it is possible to quickly produce intricately molded plastic components. Rapid manufacturing is the technique behind the manufacture of these tailored products. Components as diverse as customized enclosures for hearing aids or prototypes of aerodynamic components for Formula 1 are manufactured with this method. With special plastic powders, Evonik also enables industrial-scale production of high-tech components using 3D printing.
Evonik also offers a unique product portfolio to improve the processing properties of plastics. For example, SIPERNAT® specialty silica, AEROSIL® fumed silica, and AEROXIDE® fumed metal oxides are highly-efficient flow- and anti-caking agents for plastic powders or pellets and they can significantly improve the handling of these products.
As part of its portfolio, Evonik is proud to produce the star in the plastics scene - highly innovative and just the right material for creative thinkers and doers. Whether used in shop fittings, structural glazing, noise protection barriers, aquariums or in the advertising industry – PLEXIGLAS® provides tailored, long-lasting, and brilliant solutions.
DYNAVIS® - Revolution in a drum
What can the choice of hydraulic fluids contribute to injection molding energy efficiency?
Plenty. High-performance, multi-grade hydraulic fluids formulated with DYNAVIS® technology from
Evonik can typically reduce energy consumption by 5 to 10% in injection molding equipment when
compared to a conventional monograde fluid. In laboratory and test rigs as well as in field tests, Evonik's
hydraulic fluid technologies demonstrate profit-boosting performance time and again.
Rigorous testing ensures that hydraulic fluids formulated to DYNAVIS® technology standards perform
reliably, even under the most severe conditions. With detailed thermodynamic modeling, followed by a
regimen of pump tests, then field tests, DYNAVIS® technology standards ensure resource efficiency and
sustained high performance for hydraulic pumps and systems worldwide.
PLEXIGLAS® Hi-Gloss - Noble and robust
PLEXIGLAS® Hi-Gloss NTA-5 is highly suitable for non-transparent car body components. This
specialty product is a consistent further development within the PLEXIGLAS® Hi-Gloss range that offers
even higher impact strength than before, combined with an excellent heat deflection temperature under
load, which opens up new fields of application, such as front and rear vehicle components, e.g. front,
center or radiator grills and frames of front fog lights.
The specialty molding compounds of the PLEXIGLAS® Hi-Gloss range have long proved their worth in
automotive construction, where they are used for injection-molded components with molded-in color
that make subsequent painting superfluous. All of the well-known OEMs successfully use PLEXIGLAS®
Hi-Gloss for add-on car body parts.
calvasol® - Clear view
The innovative calvasol® method is the answer to one of the greatest challenges in the packaging industry: it ensures that high quality food packaging films will no longer become fogged. The cooperation between Evonik and the kalwar group is already bearing fruit. What you see determines what you buy, and bright fresh fruits and vegetables are simply a better argument! The calvasol® technology in combination with the chemical know how of Evonik’s experts enables the highly effective and energy-saving functionalization of food films, because the applied layer thicknesses are in the minimal range of 0.1 to 10 nanometers, thus decreasing the consumption of energy and chemicals in processing. Furthermore, the calvasol® technology reduces the process steps from three – as with wet chemical application processes - to one, combining surface activation and coating in only one step. Since the functional layers are very thin, drying is not necessary.
Also with regard to environmental policy regulations and the trend to sustainable procedures the demand for energy-efficient functionalized films will continue. The Silane business line of Evonik Resource Efficiency and kalwar offer new solutions by further developing of energy-optimized functional chemistry. With an annual production of around 30 million m
2 of film only 2 t of water-based chemicals are consumed. Additional functionalization applications such as barrier coatings will be worked out. Further information: http://www.kalwar.com/en/kalwar-cft/technologies-and-solutions.html
VESTAMID® - Clogged nozzle? Never ever!
New fuel injection systems for gasoline engines use high pressure to create an ignitable gas-air mixture;
the finer the injection nozzles, the better the fuel can be atomized, and the greater the engine
performance. But what happens when the fine nozzles get clogged?
To ensure that fuel cannot extract any undesired components from the fuel line, Evonik has developed
a new low extractable multi-layer tubing based on the polyamide VESTAMID®. Like the MLT 4300 from
Evonik, which is currently the most widely used gasoline multi-layer tubing in Europe, the MLT 4800
displays the same outstanding characteristics, but it lowers the proportion of extractable components
considerably, to keep engines running smoothly.
Dynasylan® SILFIN 50 - Long lifetime
Dynasylan® SILFIN 50 was developed especially for the use in the drinking water sector and has been
successfully implemented in the global market. Silane crosslinking increases the lifetime of the inhouse
water piping systems considerably—and reliably—at high continuous service temperatures. At elevated
temperatures, non-crosslinked polyethylene is easily deformed. Even small quantities of Dynasylan®
SILFIN 50 allow for long-term service temperatures up to 90° C. Other crucial advantages are improved
corrosion, wear, and thermal resistance as well as significantly reduced laying costs. Silane-crosslinked
Polyethylene high density pipes show a significant weight reduction and greater resistance to crack
VESTAMID® TERRA - Trendily dressed. Naturally!
Ever since "nylons", we've known that synthetic materials can be worn. But naturally based ones — that's
something new: In cooperation with Fulgar, an Italian fiber manufacturer, Evonik has developed innovative
high-performance polyamide fibers that are 100 percent bio-based and combine maximum wearing
comfort with unsurpassed performance. The fibers of the brand name EVO® are extremely light, elastic,
and breathable. Processed into high-quality fabrics, they have an odor-reducing effect thanks to their
inherent bacteriostatic characteristics. In addition, they dry quickly and require no ironing. The fibers are
produced from VESTAMID® Terra, which is obtained 100 percent from the seeds of the castor bean plant.
VESTOSINT® - Shaping the future
The polyamide-12-based powders of the brand VESTOSINT® have been in use for years for tool-free
production of high-tech components. They offer convincing high quality; their workmanship and the
profile of characteristics are perfectly attuned to the respective 3D printing technology. Thanks to the
outstanding mechanical and chemical characteristics, VESTOSINT® powders can be used to create
extraordinary components. In this way, for instance, delicate designs make a considerable contribution
to weight reduction. To keep pace with current trends and develop innovative products for new
3D printing applications, Evonik is participating in Hewlett Packard's "Open Materials Platform".
PLEXIGLAS® LED - Hotspots faded out
For extremely flat light installations with direct LED lighting, PLEXIGLAS® LED molding compounds are
available in functional colors. The light-diffusing molding compounds transmit over 60 percent of light and
are thus able to prevent fluctuations in luminance, even at extremely low wall thicknesses. This offers
entirely new creative scope to designers of particularly slim luminaires because LEDs can be placed very
close to light covers, without visible hotspots.
PLEXIGLAS® Satinice - Light and color
For esthetic reasons and especially in premium vehicles, the current trend for rear lamps is that they should
most often be uniformly illuminated. The illuminant, now mainly in the form of LEDs, should be invisible.
This is why well-known OEMs use light-diffusing PLEXIGLAS® Satinice molding compounds in some
models. The advantage is that special diffuser particles guide the light uniformly across the entire surface
of the component, entirely without unwanted hotspots. Thanks to these specialty products, moreover,
designers no longer need to allow for slots for white or yellow covers for reversing lights and turn
indicators because these light functions are produced by subtractive color mixing. The outer rear lamp
cover is backed by covers of different colors. When illuminated, the required color impression is obtained,
such as the yellow of the turn indicator; when not illuminated, the cover appears homogeneously red.
VESTAKEEP® PEEK - Spare parts
Whether orthopedics, pharmacy, spinal or cranial surgery: The requirements upon materials for implants
in the human body are high. Through its excellent mechanical characteristics, biocompatibility, and x-ray
transparency, VESTAKEEP® PEEK polymers from Evonik are the materials of choice. The high-performance
synthetic material is nearly as elastic as a healthy bone and therefore fits very well into the biomechanical
system of the skeleton. Nearly everywhere in the body, implants based on VESTAKEEP® help give patients
long-lasting freedom of movement or, as innovative metal-free dental implants, ensure extraordinary
PLEXIGLAS®, PLEXIMID® - See and be seen
As in many other areas, LEDs are now also a trend in automotive construction—in headlamps, for instance.
One purpose of using LEDs here is to make headlamps stand out from the ordinary by using eye-catching
design or integrating special additional features. These include variable functions that are possible only
with LEDs, such as adaptive lights for variable headlamp range control depending on driving speed and the
Applications for PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID® range from large main headlamp lenses, through edge-lit
lenses and light guides for daytime running lights, to lenses for dynamic indicator lights.
And for all these Evonik offers a wide range of PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID® molding compounds with
various heat deflection temperatures and custom-tailored optical properties.
ELSA - Evonik Loves Smart Approaches
Triacetonamine (TAA) and its derivatives are important intermediates for polymer additives. They are used
as building blocks for Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers (H.A.L.S.) in modern UV stabilizers. Applications
are e.g. automotive parts, artificial turfs or greenhouse films.
TAC and TAICROS® are coagents for peroxide or electron beam crosslinking of rubbers, EVA, EPDM and
polymers like PE, PVC, PA and PBT. Mechanical and thermal properties of the polymers are enhanced.
Applications are pipes and hoses in automotive applications, cable insulations, floor heating pipes,
encapulants for photovoltaic modules, sealings and damping materials.
1,7-Octadiene and 1,2,4-TVCH serve as a crosslinking chemicals for polyolefins like PE and PP. The use
of such crosslinked polymers is very broad, e.g. in ion exchange resins, isolation material in cables, in the
field of food packaging, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
VESTAPE® - Improved nature
Fibers give wood its stability and flexibility. Inspired by nature, fiber composites outdo other materials and
are appearing in more and more applications. Matrices of PA12, PPA, and HT-polyamides from Evonik
and fibers of glass or carbon are used in a fusion impregnation process to produce thermoplastic UD tapes,
which are pressed to form high-performance laminates, for example as structural components in
Compared with composites made from PA6 and PA66, high-temperature VESTAPE® tapes have
largely stable mechanical properties over a wide temperature range, and are distinguished by low water
absorption. They reduce material requirements, thus allowing more economical design of components
and greater safety for heavily loaded component groups.
TEGOMER®, TEGOPREN® - Wrapped torch of fire
Fire—an element with a special fascination.
Mankind has learned over the millennia, to tame fire and to use it for themselves. However, if we lose
control of the fire, there will be an indescribable danger. But today we can greatly minimize such risks
by the use of modern materials.
TEGOMER® and TEGOPREN® additives help optimize flame retardants performance in plastics for a
more effective use and to match present and future requirements.
Our TEGOPREN® grades can be used for a targeted surface treatment of inorganic flame retardants
to improve the compatibility within the polymer matrix. TEGOMER® is the perfect solution for the
masterbatch and compounding step to incorporate a high loading of inorganic flame retardants and
to keep surface and mechanical properties on an excellent level.
VESTAMELT® Hylink - Strong marriage
Rivets, screws, clips—those are all things of the past! With VESTAMELT® Hylink, metal and plastic bond
inseparably, behaving as a single component. The substance-to-substance bond ensures that hybrid
components have greater strength at a given wall thickness. Or vice versa: The hybrid components offer
the same performance at a lighter weight, so that less material can be used. In addition, the copolyamidebased
adhesion promoter offers excellent protection against moisture. In a new process, it is now possible
in a single work step to produce the bond and form of the finished hybrid component. A perfect couple!
TEGOMER® ANTISCRATCH - Scratched not stirred
Traces in the ice—pleasure and relaxation included.
Who has not ever tried his fortune at ice skating and thereby enjoyed the crackling sound by pressing
the skates into the ice!
But how do you feel, if such scratches would emerge in the plastic elements of your car?
The innovative TEGOMER® ANTISCRATCH solutions let you sleep in peace again. The targeted and
durable improvement of the scratch resistance can protect scratch-prone plastic components such as
door panels in the automotive interior sector permanently and without disturbing surface effects.
As a global player with a presence in local markets, we offer a broad range of additives for various
applications of plastics, e.g. organo modified siloxanes (OMS)-based performance additives to improve
surface and bulk properties of polymers.
SIPERNAT®, AEROSIL®, AEROXIDE® - We keep things flowing
Free-flowing, antistatic plastic powders and pellets are easy to handle. They don’t cause any problem
when being conveyed and fed into subsequent processing procedures such as compounding, extrusion,
injection molding, and sintering processes. SIPERNAT® specialty silica, AEROSIL® fumed silica and
AEROXIDE® fumed metal oxides are highly efficient flow and anti-caking aids. They can help make sticky
polymer powders or granules flow freely, even during storage for long periods at elevated pressure and
temperature. If electrostatic charging during mixing and handling processes is an issue, the addition of
AEROXIDE® alumina can help to manage the electrical charge of polymer powders.
CYROLITE® - For a better quality of life
CYROLITE® compounds are the world's most advanced medical acrylics. All grades meet the requirements
of USP class 6 and 26, Tripartite, ISO 10993-1 and FDA. They are gamma and EtO stable, lipid resistant
and provide good impact, clarity and light transmission.
Typical applications include disposable medical diagnostic devices such as IV and catheter accessories,
blood handling devices, chest drainage units, respiratory ventilating devices, medical filter housings,
and permanent device housings.
CYROLITE® MD PMMA offer exceptional ultra-violet light transmittance (UVT) and optical clarity while
providing maximum flow characteristics and high dimensional stability. CYROLITE® MD polymers are
well suited for diagnostic applications, including cuvettes, test packs, rotors, and crystallography trays.