Our Key Position

The value chain is becoming a value cycle – and we are its central point

LET’S START AT THE END: EVONIK’S GOAL IS TO DRIVE FORWARD THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INTO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY THAT RUNS SMOOTHLY.

Our motivation is the idea of a world where mineral oil can remain under the ground, where there is no plastic waste, but recycling instead, and where we can then use smartphones, earbuds, and our other favorite plastic products without feeling guilty. Big words. But they are not utopian. Because we have the knowledge and the position to move an entire industry.

A huge circle has formed around us. A circle of partners that covers the entire value chain: monomer producers, injection molders, OEMs, recycling plants, and everyone else in between.

We supply them all with our chemical specialties. For polyurethane foams as well as car tires. For weather-resistant wind turbines with large rotor blades as well as for sports shoes. As a result, we are familiar with all areas and have an all-round view of the entire plastics industry and its needs.

We know how to cost-efficiently wash printing inks off old plastic packaging. We know what demands an OEM places on a recyclate or how it can be optimized for injection molding. We can neutralize the odors of plastic recyclates. And remove labels. And by the way, we are one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality plastics ourselves.

All this knowledge makes us the center of excellence for the circular economy: With expertise and creativity, we develop the specialty chemicals that open the door to plastic products having an infinite number of lives. And that makes sure our partners are that bit more efficient.

Become part of our mission and network. Because we can do it all faster together. Our team is looking forward to hearing from you!