Performance Intermediates

We are a key component of Evonik Performance Materials GmbH

Performance Intermediates - About Us

About Us

The strength of the six Business Lines of Performance Materials’ like strong products, strong market positions, consistent process management, and operating excellence as well as highly qualified employees bring the business lines inside the segment together to form a complete whole.

According to our mission statement:

Intelligently shaping our Chemical Business is our future, and we aim to be the leading provider of polymer materials and intermediates.

We, the Performance Intermediates (PI) Business Line, create the future of C4Chemistry together with our customers: We make Chemistry4People!

As an essential part of Evonik, we are a major producer of C4-based materials for the rubber, plastics and specialty chemicals markets. In our daily lives, we come across our products again and again after they have been processed further by our customers. We see them primarily in the form of high-quality plastics and coatings, for example, in the areas of automotive, home, and leisure. It's not only our plastics that we see in daily use. Our products are put to work across a broad range of applications, for example, in lubricants, as gasoline additives, in cosmetics and as solvents in the pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.

With more than 50 years of experience, we have acquired profound expertise in the global market. According to the principle "one face to the customer", we maintain direct contact with our customers and we are a reliable partner for all their issues. We are a multicultural and diverse team that understands the requirements of our customers worldwide.

Key Visual - PI - Integrated Production


In Europe, we in Performance Intermediates are leaders in the C4-based chemical field and we have guaranteed the highest product quality for more than 50 years. We have established a cross-site production network which is unique worldwide.

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Key Visual - PI - Products + Markets


In our marketing & sales organization, we serve various market segments. In each market segment of Performance Intermediates it is our mission to be the best supplier for our customers, ensuring reliable, loyal, and long-term relationships.

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Key Visual - PI - Logistic Competence


For us, logistics is a key component in our integrated network production.

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Key Visual - PI - Process + Product Development


To ensure sustainability for our customers, we focus our efforts on optimizing processes, developing new products and supporting specific customer projects with our technical expertise.

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Key Visual - PI - Partnership + Economics


Our businesses and activities are based on reliable and cooperative customer relationships.

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We are realizing our vision of the customer-focused C4 business in line with our slogan 'We make digitalization simple'. 

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Actively participating in industry/trade associations is essential for us. We have been a member in various global and regional associations across our relevant industries. 

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