Products & Markets

Specialties - Pharma, Cosmetic & Surfactant Intermediates

Our products DRIVERON® S, DRIVOSOL® and ELUCARE® TD are components for numerous industrial products and procedures.

Our Pharma, Cosmetic & Surfactant Intermediates

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 DRIVOSOL® or ELUCARE® TD (Isotridecyl alcohol). ELUCARE® TD is a special C13 oxo alcohol from pure C4 processing. ELUCARE® TD is mainly used for surfactants and specialty esters.

DRIVERON® S (high-purity MTBE S)

DRIVOSOL® (high-purity aerosol-propellant)

DRIVOSOL® R290, R600 and R600a (natural refrigerants)

ELUCARE® TD (Isotridecyl alcohol/ITDA)

Our Logistic Options

We offer the following means of transportation of DRIVERON®S, DRIVOSOL® and ELUCARE® TD to our customers according to product:

  • Seagoing Tank Containers
  • Rail Tank Cars
  • Trucks

main Applications

DRIVOSOL® is for example used as an aerosol propellant in shaving foams.
DRIVOSOL® is for example used as an aerosol propellant in shaving foams.

Our high-purity products are ideally suitable for the requirements our customers’ needs such as:

  • Process solvent
  • Aerosols
  • Intermediate for surfactants

Benefits to our customers

DRIVERON® S is a solvent that is stable against peroxidation for safe production process and recovery.

DRIVOSOL® is a safe odor free aerosol propellant that is free of sulfur, aromatics, butadiene, and chlorine.

ELUCARE® TD is a high quality intermediate for modern, versatile and safe surfactants production.

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.

The 'good old' mixture diagram – C4chemistry goes digital!

The mixture diagram illustrates possible compositions of the DRIVOSOL® main components.
The mixture diagram illustrates possible compositions of the DRIVOSOL® main components.

The mixture diagram illustrates possible compositions of the DRIVOSOL® main components isobutane, propane and n-butane.

It is an equal-sided triangle in which one of three substances is shown on each side on a scale of 0-100%.

Depending on the preferred pressure stage, it results in certain propellant gas mixtures with different compositions.

For example if you are looking for a mixture with 3.5 bar, a composition of 24.0% propane, 72.0% isobutane and 4.0% n-butane would be possible. This corresponds to our current product DRIVOSOL® 35D04.

Thanks to digitalization, calculating the correct mixture ratio is much easier and less complicated. By using our DRIVOSOL® Tuner your way to your desired product is only a few clicks away!

Make yourself familiar with all the applications and possible setting options: DRIVOSOL® Tuner

Download you copy of our Specialties Flyer

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

Specialties Flyer


Specialties in 60 Seconds

Watch our Specialties in 60 Seconds video to get further information on our C4 Specialties

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.