Performance Intermediates - Media - #C4Family

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


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“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.


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



low viscosity; good storage & processing properties


“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.



  • 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


“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.



  • 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.

  • 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