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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.


Urbanization is a global phenomenon: while 30 percent of people lived in the world's urban centers in the middle of the 20th century, this figure has now risen to 57 percent, and by 2030 the number of city dwellers is expected to rise to around 60 percent. There are already more than 34 metropolitan regions ("megacities"), each with more than 10 million inhabitants.

Companies have a very important role to play in the design of livable and sustainable cities in order to build energy- and climate-efficient structures that can be used in the long term.

Examples of our contibution

From roofs to foundations, as well as for the protection of international cultural assets and the urban development of the future: Evonik offers solutions for almost all areas of the construction industry.

As one of the most innovative specialty chemicals companies in the world, we stand out for our creativity, energy and passion for our products and our customers. Whether it's solving our customers' current problems, improving their existing products for the future, or finding new, innovative solutions to difficult challenges. We want to be your partner for specialty chemicals in the construction industry. Let's create a better world together.

Insulating facade elements

  • The element of the future with passive house quality thanks to an innovative insulation system based on CALOSTAT®. 

Thermal insulation

  • CALOSTAT® as a super insulating material and AEROSIL® as a raw material for insulating materials such as VIP and HTI are high-performance materials in the thermal insulation market segment that enable fire protection and super insulation over a wide temperature range.

Road construction

  • Evonik offers a wide range of technologies for the road construction industry. The products VESTENAMER® and TEGO® Addibit offer solutions for today's requirements such as durability, reduction of emissions and energy consumption, thus supporting sustainable road construction and maintenance.

Protection of structures

  • The protection of new and renovated concrete surfaces is the key to ensuring protection against environmental influences.

Additives for building materials

  • With our advanced construction additives, we provide solutions that increase the performance and value of our customers. Long-term relationships based on trust and personal advice are the basis of our work.


  • The leading technologies for the production of refractory insulating glass are based on glass plates separated by intumescent layers consisting of a highly viscous solution of alkali silicates and suitable organic additives. The key to producing glass using this technology in a simple process is AERODISP® W 1244, a ready-to-use formulation based on proprietary silicate technology.