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Our #C4Family


Meet our colleagues and get to know more about why they have taken over a product godparenthood.


SILKE RÖẞLING – ISOBUTENE

Evonik Performance Intermediates C4Family Silke Rössling

“Gardening should be fun. Thus, I have deliberately chosen for a durable protection against green cover on my garden tiles.”

Silke Roessling is Customer Relationship Representative in the Market Segment "Fuel Components" of business line Performance Intermediates. Her main task is the support of our Isobutene customers in Marl/Germany and Antwerp/Belgium. This includes amongst other activities, the entire order-to-cash process from processing of incoming orders, planning of customer demands in coordination with the Logistics Management department, to invoicing. 

Fuel Components MTBE | Evonik
ISOBUTENE - PRODUCT PROFILE

APPLICATION: 

Isobutene is a starting material for the production of various polymers such as: seals, air hoses, fragrances, lubricants, chewing gum, tyres, Plexiglas or surface protection (e.g. Protectosil). It also serves as an intermediate for various chemical products such as antioxidants, tert-butyl ether and ester, and tert-butyl alcohol.

END MARKET:

agriculture, petroleum industry,
Plastics production

CHEMICAL NAME:

2-Methylpropene

CAS No:

115-11-7 

CHARACTERISTICS:

colourless gas; non-corrosive; very reactive; insoluble in water

Evonik Performance Intermediates_Pentanol_C4Family

"The go-live of the first dividing wall column within Evonik was an absolute highlight for me."

Hermann-Josef Schulte-Althoff meanwhile works as foreman in production at Performance Intermediates. He is currently responsible for general project support and development in the Oxo plant located in Marl. In addition to the new product development, the revalidation of security concepts for the existing production facilities as well as the supervision of capacity expansions at PI is in the focus of his tasks. The commissioning of the dividing wall column for the Pentanol product was only one of his many projects.

Oxo Alcohols & Plasticizers 2-PH | Evonik

PENTANOL - PRODUCT PROFILE

  • APPLICATION: Pentanol is used as a solvent in cosmetic products and pharmaceuticals. Moreover, due to its antiseptic effect, it is added to disinfectants.

  • END MARKET: Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry

  • CHEMICAL NAME: Mixture of 1-pentanol and 2-methylbutan-1-ol

  • CAS NO: 94624-12-1

  • CHARACTERISTICS: colorless to turbid liquid

 
Evonik-Performance-Intermediates-Arnd Schade-1Buten

"Whether for outer packaging, drinking bottles or chemical syntheses, butene-1 is incredibly versatile."

Arnd Schade is currently head of the Rubber & PE Monomers market segment at PI in Marl. His main tasks include the worldwide marketing of around 800,000 tons butadiene, butene-1 and C4-based gases. In addition to the daily customer support, his work also focuses on market development and observation of the individual markets with regard to sustainable end applications, innovations, trends and digitalization options.

Rubber PE Monomers Butane Isobutane | Evonik

BUTENE-1 - PRODUCT PROFILE

  • APPLICATION: Butene-1 is mainly used as co-monomer for polyethylene (LLDPE, HDPE) or co-monomer for ethylene/propylene copolymers where it improves for example the tear strength of the polymer. Further it is used as intermediate for the production of various products, for example antioxidants, plasticizers, herbicides, corrosion inhibitors or additives to lubricating and hydraulic oils.

  • END MARKET: Production of packaging, Construction and chemical industry

  • CHEMICAL NAME: 1-Butene 

  • CAS No: 106-98-9

  • CHARACTERISTICS: colourless liquified gas 

 
Evonik-Performance-Materials__C4Family_MTBE_Jörg Matthes_hoch

“MTBE is one of the largest & most important products in the C4-Verbund, which contributes significantly to achieving the high fuel standards as an outstanding blending component.”

Jörg Matthes is Head of Controlling & Strategy at Performance Intermediates in Marl. His tasks include the overall business management, planning and reporting, as well as investment controlling. The focus of his work is the optimal strategic positioning of the PI business.

C4 products ITDA MTBE 2PH TBA | Evonik

MTBE - PRODUCT PROFILE

  • APPLICATION: MTBE is mainly a component in gasoline enhancing octane properties. A minor use for high purity MTBE is as a process solvent for production of various products.

  • END MARKET: automotive industry

  • CHEMICAL NAME: methyl tert-butyl ether

  • CAS NO: 1634-04-4

  • CHARACTERISTICS: clear, colorless liquid of low viscosity

 
Evonik-Performance-Intermediates_C4Family_JoachimDahm

“Performance Materials has strong technology platforms, established products and leading market positions. But especially our employees make the difference in the collaboration with our customers. This is why we are promoting the exchange of their ideas. And this is why are expanding our activities in social media.”

Dr. Joachim Dahm is Chairman of the Board of Management of Evonik Performance Materials.

C4 products ITDA MTBE 2PH TBA | Evonik
 
christine-weiss-DINP-c4fourfamily

“Since I am part of the plasticizer group, I first realized the number of end products I deal with on a daily basis which contain our products.”

Dr. Christine Weiss operates as marketing manager in the market segment of oxo alcohols and surfactants in Marl since 1st of March. In her position, she is mainly focused on customer support and relationship management regarding the optimal usage of our products in relevant markets. Furthermore, Christine is taking care of the market and application development within this segment, e.g. the identification of new applications for our products 2-PH, Pentanol and INA as well as our plasticizers ELATUR® CH, VESTINOL® 9 und VESTINOL® INB.

C4 products ITDA MTBE 2PH TBA | Evonik

VESTINOL® 9 - PRODUCT PROFILE

  • APPLICATION: INA-based plasticizer with an excellent cost/performance ratio. VESTINOL® 9 is the most versatile plasticizer and can be used in thermoplastic- as well as in plastisol-processing of flexible PVC. VESTINOL® 9 also serves as a flexibilizer for paints, coatings and adhesives.

  • END MARKET: construction industry, automotive industry, polymer industry, coating industry 

  • CHEMICAL NAME: Di-isononyl phthalate 

  • CAS NO: 28553-12-0 

  • CHARACTERISTICS: lower viscosity; better and lower volatility than conventional DINP; very good softening effect and excellent gelling properties

 
Evonik-Performance-Intermediates-C4Family_Michael Grass_Elatur DPT

“With ELATUR® DPT I was there from the beginning! I am pleased that our latest product will help to further improve future floor coverings.”

Dr. Michael Graß is currently group leader in research and product development / application technology for plasticizers in Marl. Together with his team, he is in charge of the entire process from synthesis to sampling to market launch and technical service for our plasticizers. In addition to the research hours in the laboratory, this includes close cooperation with our customers.

Products
ELATUR® DPT - PRODUCT PROFILE
  • APPLICATION: ELATUR® DPT is our new fast fuser for plastisol PVC applications, like flooring, wall coverings and coated fabrics. The plasticizer can be used for the production of low-emission flooring and is especially effective when used in combination with ELATUR® CH.

  • END MARKET: construction industry, automotive industry, coating industry, adhesives

  • CHEMICAL NAME: Di(iso)-pentyl- terephthalate

  • CAS NO: 2097734-13-7 

  • CHARACTERISTICS: low viscosity; good storage & processing properties

 
Evonik-Performance-Intermediates-C4Family-Dercks-Oxo-oils

“Cleaning the water with “oils”! What was once only theoretical information during my studies can now be transferred into my daily work.”

After completing a degree in Environmental Engineering and Resource Management, Benedikt Dercks is now working as an Assistant Plant Manager in the Oxo plant in Marl. His main tasks include primarily occupational safety monitoring in the interior and exterior, as well as the production monitoring of oxo alcohols.

Products

OXO OILS - PRODUCT PROFILE

  • APPLICATION: Versatile products are used in lubricants, water treatment, defoamers as well as solvents or fuel components 

  • END MARKET: Pulp and paper flotation, industrial water purification, leather and textile industry, fuel industry, oil industry, coating industry

  • CHEMICAL NAME: Hydroformulation products of: Octene (Oxo Oil LS 9 & HS9)Dodecene (Oxo Oil LS 13)

  • CAS NO: 68526-89-6 (Oxo-Oil HS9)68526-92-1 (Oxo-Oil LS 13) 68938-03-4 (Oxo-Oil LS 9)

  • CHARACTERISTICS: Oxo Oil LS 9: colourless, water-clear liquid; low boiling point Oxo Oil LS 13: clear colourless liquid; low boiling point Oxo Oil HS 9: low volatility liquid; high boiling point

 
Daniela-Kock-C4Family-Isobutane

“I like driving a car. Every time I fill up with gas, my eyes always stop at the gas pump to see if our product is in there.”

Daniela Kock is currently working as a Marketing Manager for the ‘Rubber & PE Monomers’ market segment in Marl. In her position, she is responsible for all marketing activities for the products Isobutane, n-Butane, mixtures of those two products and hydrogen. Market development, customer acquisition and support for existing customers is also in Daniela’s area of responsibility.

Products

ISOBUTANE - PRODUCT PROFILE

  • APPLICATION: Isobutane is mainly used as an aerosol propellant for various products. It is used as a foaming agent in polymer production. Isobutane can also be used as energy fuel (Liquified petroleum gas LPG)

  • END MARKET: Fuel components, Pharmaceutical & cosmetics industry, Production of packaging materials & technical synthetic articles.

  • CHEMICAL NAME: 2-Methylpropane 

  • CAS NO: 75-28-5 

  • CHARACTERISTICS: Purified gas 

 
Angela Heykamp C4Family

“Since my child goes to the daycare, there is no craft lesson without hot glue. I do not want to miss hot glue especially for making lanterns."

Dr. Angela Heykamp is working as team leader for the C4 research & development department in Marl. Her main tasks include the investigation of alternative raw materials and the optimization of the feedstock quality for the C4-Verbund. Another challenge that Angela faces is the process optimization of the raffinate plant as well as developing and testing new catalysts.

Products
BUTENE-1 - PRODUCT PROFILE
  • APPLICATION: Butene-1 is mainly used as co-monomer for polyethylene (LLDPE, HDPE) or co-monomer for ethylene/propylene copolymers where it improves for example the tear strength of the polymer. Further it is used as intermediate for the production of various products, for example antioxidants, plasticizers, herbicides, corrosion inhibitors or additives to lubricating and hydraulic oils.

  • END MARKET: Production of packaging, Construction and chemical industry

  • CHEMICAL NAME: Butene-1

  • CAS NO: 106-98-9

  • CHARACTERISTICS: Colourless liquified gas 

 
Evonik-Performance-Intermediates-Jan-Rockahr-TMH

“Although the TMH production is only a small part of our plant, it ensures that you can always keep a cool head not only at work, but also in your free time.”

As a trained chemist, Jan Rockahr works in the rotating shift as a production employee. His main tasks in the Oxo plant include primarily the quality analysis in outdoor and indoor use, as well as the resource-saving and energy-efficient handling of the plant and end product.

Products

TMH - PRODUCT PROFILE

  • APPLICATION: High purity aldehyde as an intermediate for the production of lubricants, lubricant additives and plasticizers.

  • END MARKET: Chemical and refrigerant industry

  • CHEMICAL NAME: Trimethylhexanal

  • CAS NO:5435-64-3

  • CHARACTERISTICS: Colourless liquid; very slightly soluble in water

 
C4Family Imke Elatur CH

“Since I'm a mom, I've been increasingly looking at the ingredients of products that are in direct physical contact with my son. Therefore, when buying toys, I pay attention to the use of a plasticizer, which is particularly suitable for sensitive applications.”

Dr. Imke Schulz is working as a laboratory supervisor for the performance testing of plasticisers in Marl. Her main tasks are the testing of newly developed plasticizers in various applications, such as flooring, wallpaper, cable sheathing or underbody protection. Furthermore, Imke supports the introduction of new products and the technical support of customers, for example by adjusting recipes or troubleshooting in production.

Products
ELATUR® CH - PRODUCT PROFILE
  • APPLICATION: Non-phthalate plasticizer for the versatile usage in flexible PVC manufacturing. ELATUR® CH is particularly designed for addressing today's requirements in special PVC applications.

  • END MARKET:  Construction industry, automotive industry, coating industry, adhesives

  • CHEMICAL NAME:  Diisononyl cyclohexanoate

  • CAS NO: 166412-78-8 

  • CHARAKTERISTICS: High viscosity stability of plasticizers

 
Evonik_Performance_Intermediates_C4Family_C4Connect_Höhler

"Combining personal contact & online services - that's the benchmark for tomorrow!”

Dr. Dirk Höhler is currently Head of Marketing and Sales for the Performance Intermediates business line in Marl. He is responsible for global marketing and sales of C4 products. The identification of new markets and applications, the modernization of standard processes, the development of digital solutions and the refocusing of resources on high-growth products are among his main tasks. C4Connect®? We make digitalization simple!

C4 Connect eBusiness | Evonik

C4CONNECT® - EBUSINESS OFFERINGS

  • C4EDI®: Standard method to connect order process software (e.g. SAP) via Elemica between our customers and us in order to exchange order documents and information.

  • C4Orders®: Evonik Order Management Portal which gives our customers access to all information concerning current and historical orders, including the main order documents. It allows our customers to set up orders in our ERP System.

  • DRIVOSOL® Tuner: Our web application to directly formulate individual DRIVOSOL® mixtures with flexible pressure stages.

  • C4Buy®: Our eCommerce solution on which we offer dedicated products in two different ways: bidding and offer creation.

  • C4Business®: Our online platform for customers with access: to business figures, contract status overview & KPIs, as well as a collaborative planning option and the exchange of market information & joint development projects.

 
Evonik-Performance-Intermediates-C4Family_Frank Feldmann_TMH

“Even though this product has accompanied me for the past 20 years, especially in the manufacturing process, it never appears to be boring.”

Frank Feldmann is meanwhile production foreman of the Oxo plant in Marl. His tasks include the overall production planning of the TMH plant. At the same time, he is responsible for the overall control and optimization of the facility.

C4 products ITDA MTBE 2PH TBA | Evonik

TMH - PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

  • APPLICATION: High purity aldehyde as an intermediate for the production of lubricants, lubricant additives and plasticizers. 

  • END MARKET: Chemical and refrigerant industry

  • CHEMICAL NAME: Trimethylhexanal 

  • CAS NO: 5435-64-3  

  • CHARACTERISTICS: Colourless liquid; very slightly soluble in water