Press release
November 23, 2017

For efficient plant protection

The third BREAK-THRU® workshop (following similar events in Belgium and South Africa) was held in Moscow (Russia) and the topic was the formulation of efficient plant protection products with additives from Evonik.

Some 25 representatives from twelve plant-protection product manufacturers from Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus – predominantly formulation chemists and decision makers – took advantage of the event to talk about their requirements and experiences in practice. Evonik presented its capabilities and its product range for the agricultural industry.

For the first time, in addition to the Interface & Performance Business Line as host, the Crosslinkers and Silica Business Lines also participated in the BREAK-THRU® workshop. Together, they produce numerous additives that are required for the formulation of plant protection products. These include spreaders, wetting and dispersing agents from Interface & Performance, the solvent VESTASOL® IP from Crosslinkers, and AEROSIL® rheology modifiers and SIPERNAT® carriers from Silica.

Since 2016, Interface & Performance and Crosslinkers have been providing mutual support in Russia to develop the market, and recently they have been collaborating in the development of SE formulations (suspo-emulsions) for the crop protection industry. “Our cross-business-line presence shows our customers that, in Evonik, they have a strong partner who can comprehensively fulfill all their requirements,” says Carsten Riedl, Market Manager for Agro EMEA at Interface & Performance.

Company information

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. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 35,000 employees. In fiscal 2016 the enterprise generated sales of around €12,7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.165 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 7,500 employees, and generated sales of around €4.3 billion in 2016.


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