Environment & Utilities
As one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies, Evonik offers tailored solutions in environmental technology that involves efficient handling of valuable resources and active protection of the environment. Products and solutions for the Environment & Utilities market include active oxygens for water treatment or recycling processes, additives for mechanical recycling of plastics, catalysts for renewables, epoxy curing agents to meet challenging environmental regulations or VISIOMER® Specialty Methacrylates that are used as building blocks in flocculation aids for wastewater clearing.
Products and Solutions for Environment & Utilities
Active Oxygens for Environmental Applications
Hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid and persulfates have been proven to be sustainable oxidizing agents used for water treatment, recycling processes, and wastewater treatment, air pollution control and the removal of contaminants soil remediation.
Catalysts for Renewables
With our catalysts, we offer different business models, from tolling to custom manufacturing and design to joint development. Decarbonization is both a disruptive change and a challenge, especially for the refining industry. We help you develop new production routes with lower environmental impact and lower CO2 emissions in time-critical processes.
Crosslinkers and Epoxy Curing Agents for Composites
We offer solutions for all technologies: filament winding, pultrusion, cure in place pipes, prepreg, sheet molding compound, infusion and resin transfer molding.
We offer polyamines, amine hardeners, dicyandiamide, accelerators, crosslinkers, epoxy curing agents and more.
Epoxy Curing Agents to meet challenging environmental regulations
Our products contain solutions for use in high solids, waterborne and other environmentally friendly epoxy and PU systems.
We offer crosslinkers, amine hardeners, epoxy curing agents, polyamines, dicyandiamide, accelerators and more.
Plastic Additives for Recycling and Odor Adsorption
Our additives and solutions enable the mechanical recycling of plastics along the entire value chain. Our broad portfolio includes efficient odor absorber like our TEGO Sorb® additives, that irreversibly binds the odor-causing molecules to each other.
Process Auxiliaries for Wastewater Treatment
We offer various products for wastewater treatment. Solutions like our DEGACLEAN® 150 enable the disinfection of drinking water systems, detoxification of wastewater and treatment of cooling water systems. With our TEGO® Antifoam products we offer foam control for all wastewater handling processes.
VISIOMER® Specialty Methacrylates for Paper Making
VISIOMER® Specialty Methacrylates can be used as building blocks for retention and drainage aids, dry strength aids, surface sizes and pigment binders for specialty coatings.
VISIOMER® Specialty Methacrylates for wastewater clearing and for sludge dewatering
VISIOMER® Specialty Methacrylates are used as building blocks in flocculation aids for wastewater clearing and for sludge dewatering.
How our products work
After the negative influences of human actions have become more and more drastic, it became obvious that damaging the environment sooner or later would also have a significant impact on humans themselves. As a result, there was a slow process of rethinking how to deal with the environment. Sustainability becomes more and more important in order to protect both health and environment. Especially in Europe there are a number of laws designed to minimize the negative environmental impact of our actions.
There are various limit values, for example, for waste gases and wastewater, which must be complied with. At this backdrop, hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid and persulfates have been proven to be the most versatile, reliable and particularly environmentally friendly oxidizing agents. The relative safety and convenience of the use as an oxidizing agent opens up various application areas with a direct impact and beneficial effect on the environment, such as: wastewater treatment, soil remediation and groundwater treatment, recycling processes and treatment of recycling water, reduction of germs (e.g. legionella) in cooling water an air pollution control.
Decarbonization is both a disruptive change and a challenge, especially for the refining industry. New or adapted routes must be developed in a rather short timeframe, and they require tailored catalyst systems that can deal with often demanding feedstocks. Evonik catalysts are recognized for their superior performance, and our team of experts has the knowledge to support you in this process of change: we offer different business models, from tolling to custom manufacturing and custom design to joint developments. We help you to develop new production routes with less environmental impact and lower CO2 emissions in time-critical processes.
With our brand-new VESTA eCO grades Evonik swapped virgin fossil raw materials for renewable ones to make solvent, composite and coating systems much more sustainable. As the pioneer in isophorone chemistry, Evonik is currently the only company in the world offering a renewable I-Chain platform that includes isophorone, -diamine and -diisocyanate products. The new VESTA eCO series comes with a reduced CO2 footprint and can be used as a drop-in solution without compromising well known performance. All products are ISCC Plus certified.
Evonik epoxy curing agent technologies offer coatings formulators a range of products to meet both current environmental regulations, as well as positioning them for future trends. Be it waterborne solutions for lower emissions which reduce environmental impact and improve worker safety, accelerators for low temperature which require less energy, or high corrosion resistance solutions which mean less repair work is needed and material usage is reduced, our broad portfolio of products is sure to satisfy.