Specialties - Pharma, Cosmetic & Surfactant Intermediates

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

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

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.


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

Specialties Flyer  (pdf, 500 KB)
DRIVOSOL Flyer  (pdf, 511 KB)
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:


Dr. Hinnerk Becker

Specialties - Pharma, Cosmetic, and Surfactant Intermediates

About Evonik
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-oriented innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 32,000 employees. In fiscal 2018, the enterprise generated sales of €13.3 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion.

About Performance Materials
The business line Performance Intermediates is part of the Performance Materials Segment which is managed by Evonik Performance Materials GmbH. The segment focuses its global activities on developing and manufacturing polymer materials and intermediates, especially for use in agriculture and in the rubber and plastics industry. This segment employed about 4,100 employees, and generated sales of around €3.98 billion in 2018 from continuing operations.    

About Performance Intermediates – Specialties – 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.