Press release
VESTAKEEP Industrial
June 11, 2014

“Design meets Polymers” initiative simplifies the search for the perfect polymer

Evonik Industries has introduced the “Design meets Polymers” initiative: In doing so, the manufacturer of high-performance polymers confirms its continued commitment to industrial and product designers in their search for the perfect polymer for their applications. Evonik provides the designers with a range of tools to make their search for the optimal material easier and faster.

The internet portal is at the center of the initiative. It showcases the complete portfolio of high-performance polymers from Evonik at one glance. With no more than two clicks, portal users can find the material they are looking for. In the portal, designers can also order a DesignBox filled with material samples tailored especially for them, plus get information on upcoming events and workshops. Pictures and videos can be downloaded from the portal’s Media Center, and a link to the “High Performance Polymers” app for designers can be found - putting information on Evonik products conveniently at their fingertips on their smart phone or tablet.

“Designers are involved in every market around the world and are becoming more and more important as representatives of our product innovation work,” said Patricia Schaack, who is responsible for design in the High Performance Polymers Business Line. “Our initiative helps designers find the exact material they need for their project—be it in the consumer market, medical technology or aerospace.” The initiative is another step forward in Evonik’s continuing development efforts with industrial designers from around the world in the form of joint projects and workshops.

The product portfolio presented on the portal comprises, besides chemical and temperature resistant polymers, structural foams for lightweight construction, membranes for separating gases and thermoplastic composites. A current trend is the use of high-performance polymers for selective laser sintering processes. Due to the nearly unrestricted freedom of design these processes offer, construction parts can now be created that could not have been built in the past using conventional procedures such as injection molding or extrusion.

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About Evonik

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2013 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.


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