Nutrition & Care

Products, Markets, Applications

The Nutrition & Care segment produces specialty chemicals, principally for use in consumer goods for daily needs, and in animal nutrition and healthcare products. The long-term development of this segment's business is driven by socio-economic trends: Global population growth and the rise of an affluent middle class in the emerging markets are increasing consumption of animal protein such as meat, eggs, milk and fish, leading to higher demand for better quality day-to-day consumer goods such as personal care products and cosmetics. Moreover, as a result of demographic change the proportion of older people in the developed markets will rise in the long term, leading to higher demand for cosmetics, wellness an healthcare products.

Animal Nutrition (en, zh)

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.

Construction Chemicals (en)

Masonry water repellents for dry-mix mortars and concrete, as well as antifoams and air entrainers for structure and building protection.

CREASORB® (en, de)

The special feature of superabsorbers is their property of being able to absorb and retain an amount of water many times their own weight.


Our EUDRAGIT® acrylic polymers allow the active in your solid dosage form to perform during their passage in the human body.

Household Care (en)

We are one of the world's leading suppliers of raw materials and additives for care and cleaning products for the car, household, and laundry as well as industrial and institutional facilities.

Industrial Applications (en)

Surface active products and chemical building blocks for formulation, for direct use and for chemical synthesis.

Metalworking Fluids (en)

Defoamers, emulsifiers and corrosion inhibitors for metalworking fluids, metal cleaners and diesel fuel.

Nano & Silicone Technology (en)

Innovative premium base materials and specialties for adhesives, sealants as well as silicone formulations, as well as high-tech additives using nanotechnology in the fields of coatings, adhesives, fiber composites and electronics.

Personal Care (en)

Evonik is a specialist in the manufacture and supply of effective skin care, hair care and body cleansing products which accepts responsibility throughout the entire product lifecycle, the use of renewables and sustainable technologies.

Plastic Additives (en)

Specialty additives for masterbatches and compounds like antiscratch and dispersing additives, odor absorbers and antistats.

Polymer Dispersions (en)

Defoamers, wetting agents and thickeners for the production, processing and application of PVC, polymer dispersions and adhesives.

Polyurethane Additives (en)

Evonik Industries provides a wide range of additives used in the manufacture of various types of polyurethane foam.


The RESOMER® brand of Evonik includes a variety of biodegradable polymers for medical devices and sustained release applications.

Silane-modified polymers (SMP) (en)

Flexible binder technology for premium sealants and adhesives.

Superabsorber (en, de)

Superabsorbents can absorb and hold up to 500 times their own weight in liquids.

TEGO® RC Silicones (en))

Radiation curing silicones (free-radical and cationic) for release liners in the hygiene, label and tape industries.

Textile Auxiliaries (en)

Specialty softeners for textile finishing, antifoams/defoamers, additives for spin finishes, emulsifiers and foaming agents for the textile industry.

Tissue Additives (en)

Specialty softener/debonders for tissue and fluff pulp, suitable for wet end, spray-on or converting applications, as well as defoamer boosters for pulp defoamers.