Press release
Corporate Press
August 30, 2013

Solutions for the city of tomorrow – Evonik to demonstrate its plastics expertise at K 2013

Evonik Industries will exhibit solutions for urban areas in Hall 06/B28 at the K 2013 plastics tradeshow from October 16 to 23, 2013. The focus will be on residential and urban construction, mobility, and lifestyle in conjunction with the megatrend of resource efficiency.

An unusual experience of products and applications awaits visitors to the Evonik stand, where the customized electro-powered Rinspeed microMax concept car will take visitors on a tour of an animated city. The tour highlights the plastics solutions Evonik can offer its customers in response to the challenges of the future. The discovery starts in the vehicle itself, as all of the microMax’s glazing consists of PLEXIGLAS®, making it 40-50 percent lighter than conventional glazing. Evonik also offers various PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds for durable, energy-efficient solutions for interior vehicle lighting and LED headlights, while the TEGOMER® Antiscratch additive prevents scratching in the interior.

Natural gas cables made of VESTAMID® for pressures up to 18 bar can be installed directly next to or below roadways without the need for excavation, which ensures uninterrupted traffic flow. Further applications and products of Evonik range from SIPERNAT® 820 A for the optimization of greenhouse films to the new, phthalate-free plasticizer ELATUR® CH, which is particularly suitable for sensitive PVC applications such as everyday objects that come into direct contact with skin.

To learn more about the plastics solutions of Evonik, visit our tradeshow stand or come to our press conference on October 17, 2013, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the stand. An invitation will be sent to you shortly.

Evonik Industries is a worldwide manufacturer of PMMA products sold under the PLEXIGLAS® trademark on the European, Asian, African and Australian continents and under the ACRYLITE® trademark in the Americas.

About Evonik

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2012 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €13.6 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.6 billion.


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