Who we are

C4-chemicals from Evonik: Chemistry4People®

Welcome to Performance Intermediates. As an essential part of Evonik, we are a major producer of C4-chemicals. It is our ambition to make Chemistry4People® and thus to create the future of C4Chemistry together with our customers.

Where do you encounter our C4-chemicals in your daily life?

Our C4-chemicals are used in various markets and applications such as the rubber, plastics and specialty chemicals markets.

In your daily life, you come across our C4-chemicals again and again after they have been processed further by our customers. Typical applications for our Rubber & PE Monomers are synthetic rubber, lattices or high-quality plastics & coatings. End-products of our customers for these C4-chemicals are for instance automotive tires, mattresses, sports bottles or food packaging. Our Fuel Components are additives for gasoline fuels. They significantly increase the fuel efficiency of engines and decrease harmful exhaust emissions. Every time you refill your car with high quality gasoline fuel you might encounter our C4-chemicals. Main applications of our Oxo Alcohols & Plasticizers are surfactants, PVC plasticizers and high-quality PVC products. Whenever you decorate your home with a modern and stylish new wallpaper you might choose one that contains our products. You find the broadest portfolio of our C4-chemicals within our Specialty segments. Our customers use our Chemical Ingredients for various chemical syntheses such as organic peroxides, antioxidants, agrochemicals, resins, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, organic acids, fragrances, lubricants, polyurethanes, as well as (co-) solvent. Whereas you come across our Pharma, Cosmetic & Surfactant Intermediates as aerosol propellants in shaving foam or deodorants. However, these C4-chemicals are also used in cooling systems as well as process solvents or in various chemical applications such as surfactants and specialty esters. Technical Specialties are components for numerous industrial products and procedures. You encounter these C4-chemicals for example in textile, paper or various metal products.

What do you get from us?

We base our business on partnership and economics. You get a lot more from us, than simply our C4-chemicals. With more than 50 years of experience, we provide profound expertise in the global C4-chemicals and downstream markets. 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. Our multicultural and diverse team understands the requirements of our customers worldwide. It is our ambition to be the best supplier for our customers. Therefore, we focus on long-term customer relationships based on high quality, efficiency and reliability. We provide lean structures paired with continuous process optimization to ensure that our C4-chemicals business is economically sustainable for us and our customers. We place special emphasis on a resource-saving production, new applications and C4-specialties to ensure a sustainable C4-chemicals business.

Learn more about our C4-chemicals and how we make Chemistry4People® to create the future of C4Chemistry together with our customers here on our website or follow us on LinkedIn or on YouTube.

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How can you benefit from our strong technology position?

To ensure sustainability for our customers, we focus our efforts on optimizing processes, developing new products based on C4-chemicals and supporting specific customer projects with our technical expertise.

In order to increase the value, the efficiency and the sustainability of the C4 process chain even further, we continue to develop our procedures. As the industry leader in this area, we employ approx. 70 experts for hydroformylation, oligomerization and esterification. In our state-of-the-art application laboratory, our technical experts offer a broad range of analytical and testing methods to address specific customer needs. Public research funding is an important element of exploratory technology development for us. Our experts have been leading publicly funded research projects for many years. It is our ambition to use open innovation to fundamentally and sustainably develop the C4-chemicals business. Here you can deep-dive into our innovation power.

Where and how do we produce our C4-chemicals?

Based on our more than 50 years of experience in producing C4-chemicals we have established a cross-site production network which is unique in the world. In our two independent and world-scale integrated production sites in Marl (Germany) and Antwerp (Belgium), we handle ~2 million metric tons feedstock per year, which would equal 15 rail tank cars per hour.

For us, logistics is a key component in our integrated network production. We transport our products appropriately and reliably from our sites to our customers worldwide. Defining the right delivery and logistics concepts for our customers is an important element in fulfilling customer needs. Here you can find out more about our C4-chemicals production.

Why do we participate in many global and regional associations?

We are involved in numerous industry and trade associations that provide a platform for the chemical industry. As a voice to the public, associations fulfill important tasks for us. 

Find out more about our association work here

How can you contact us?

Are you interested in our C4-chemicals or is there any information you could not find? Then, please contact us directly via e-mail, telephone, LinkedIn or our contact page. We are happy to answer any question you might have regarding our C4-chemicals and look forward to hearing from you.