Press release
VESTAKEEP Industrial
May 25, 2011

Dolder marketing Evonik VESTAKEEP® PEEK polymers in Europe

Basle, Switzerland-based Dolder AG will take over the marketing of the VESTAKEEP® PEEK polymers produced by Essen, Germany-based Evonik Industries. The marketing activities will focus in particular on small-volume sales in Europe. Ever since VESTAKEEP® was launched on the market, Dolder has acted as the distribution partner for Evonik’s VESTAKEEP® molding compounds in Austria and Switzerland. This successful cooperation was extended to Germany at the end of 2009. For small customers in Europe, this means better product availability and more intensive customer support.

„This step is the result of our efforts to serve customers with first class distribution through our long-term partner Dolder“, explains Dirk Heinrich, Director Business Management VESTAKEEP® Industrial. „Since 2006, Dolder has played a key role in our success by commercializing a number of projects, mostly in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. We believe that this strategic decision will reinforce our partnership and will allow us to strengthen our relationship to our customers. We’re challenged by our customers, who motivate us to offer top-notch products and premium service.”

Matthys Dolder, Managing Director of Dolder AG: „Broadening our cooperation with Evonik is extremely important to us. VESTAKEEP® complements our range of technical polymers from other suppliers perfectly, because it is a sophisticated material manufactured by a company that guarantees high quality. This allows us to give our customers an attractive selection of products, coupled with technical advisory services and rapid delivery from our own plant. These efforts are in keeping with our motto: ’DOLDER means value.’“

VESTAKEEP® PEEK polymers are characterized in particular by high temperature and chemical resistance. Besides the automotive and aviation industries, they are used in medical technology, the oil and gas industry, electronics and semiconductors, and a host of other applications.

About Evonik

Evonik is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, it has energy and residential real estate operations. Our performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, reliability and continuous self-renewal.
Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2010 more than 34,000 employees generated sales of around €13.3 billion and an operating profit (EBIDA) of about €2.4 billion.

In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.