Products & Markets

Specialties - Chemical Ingredients

Our products Di-iso-Butene, Tert.-Butanol azeotrope, Tert.-Butanol pure and Trimethylhexanol are components for numerous industrial products and procedures.

Our Chemical Ingredients

Performance Intermediates is a major producer of C4-based materials for the rubber, plastics and specialty chemicals markets. Within the market segment Specialties, we offer different products such as di-iso-butene, TMH or tert.-butanol. Tert.-Butyl alcohol (TBA) is a high-purity intermediate, which is mainly used for the synthesis of organic peroxides or antioxidants. Tert.-butanol is offered in different qualities (pure and azeotrope) which are constantly available and therefore are granting reliable supply.

Di-iso-Butene (DIB)

Tert.-Butanol (TBA) azeotrope

Tert.-Butanol (TBA) pure

Trimethylhexanol (TMH)

1,2 Butadiene

Our Logistic Options

  • Seagoing Tank Containers
  • Rail Tank Cars
  • Trucks

main applications

Chemical ingredients are for example used in wind-turbines.
Chemical ingredients are for example used in wind-turbines.

Main applications for our Chemical Ingredients are high purity intermediates for the synthesis of:

  • Organic peroxides
  • Antioxidants
  • Agrochemicals
  • Resins
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Fine chemicals
  • Organic acids
  • Fragances
  • Lubricants
  • Polyurethanes
  • Co-solvents

Benefit to our customers

High purity of our intermediates facilitates the production of high-value derivatives for our customers. Our dedicated continuous production warrants constant availability and reliable supply

Fun facts about us

  • Our specialty products can be found in a multitude of items including chewing gum, hairspray, and even our everyday clothes.
  • Our specialties were developed as a result of our dedication to sustainability


Are you looking for a short overview about all our specialties? Have a look at our new Specialties flyer.

Specialties in 60 seconds

Watch our Specialties in 60 seconds video to learn more about our chemical ingredients.

About Evonik

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, day by day.

About Performance Materials

The forever young classics of the Performance Materials Division stand for products and technologies that are continuously improved. They are the basis for many modern applications, for example in the areas of mobility, nutrition, pharmaceuticals or plastics. The division generated sales from continuing operations of around €2.04 billion in 2019 with about 1,600 employees. It is part of Evonik Operations GmbH.