Evonik Receives “Best Innovation Contributor Beauty Care 2018” Award from Henkel

Essen, Germany – March 12, 2019
  • Evonik honored for the development of a new opacifier which can be used as an alternative for microplastics
  • Wax based opacifier for shampoos and shower gels is readily biodegradable
  • Award was presented at the 2019 annual convention of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) in Orlando, Florida (USA)
Evonik was awarded by Henkel for the development of a novel wax-based opacifier for rinse-off applications like shampoos and shower gels as “Best Innovation Contributor Beauty Care 2018”. Henkel uses the readily biodegradable ingredient in its Fa relaunch as an alternative for microplastics. The award was presented by Henkel at this year’s annual convention of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) in Orlando, Florida (USA) in the categories of Sustainability, Beauty Care, Laundry & Home Care, as well as Finance and Purchasing.

Together with his team, the head of Evonik’s Care Solutions Business Line, Dr. Tammo Boinowitz received the award. “We are very proud to receive another award for exceptional supply performance by Henkel. This encourages us to continue to pursue our strategy of being a leading provider of innovative and sustainable solutions in the care products market.” said Boinowitz in Orlando, Florida.

In his speech, Henkel’s President for Global Supply Chain and Corporate Vice President Purchasing, Bertrand Conquéret, acknowledged all suppliers for their ongoing and strong support. He encouraged the partners to continue to combine efforts to help mitigate risk and volatility, to further drive sustainability and digitalization, and to continue to innovate together to help create superior products for Henkel’s consumers.

Evonik’s Care Solutions Business Line supplies Henkel with ingredients for hand washing liquids, detergents and fabric conditioners, as well as for shampoo and skin creams. Additionally, Evonik’s Coating & Adhesive Resins Business Line supplies raw materials for diverse adhesive formulations. Henkel holds leading market positions in its Laundry & Home Care, and Beauty Care businesses with brands like Persil, Schwarzkopf and Fa.

About Evonik
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-orientated 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 36,000 employees. In fiscal 2017, the enterprise generated sales of €14.4 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.36 billion.

About Nutrition & Care
The Nutrition & Care segment is led by Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH and contributes to fulfilling basic human needs. That includes applications for everyday consumer goods as well as animal nutrition and health care. This segment employed about 8,200 employees, and generated sales of around €4.6 billion in 2018.

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