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.
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
Our high-purity products are ideally suitable for the requirements our customers’ needs such as:
- Process solvent
- 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 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
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Specialties in 60 Seconds
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.