Evonik Degussa Corporation is the North America arm of German chemical giant, Evonik Degussa GmbH. Like its parent, it operates through six divisions, the biggest of which are Industrial Chemicals (chlorides and peroxides) and Inorganic Materials (silicon products and carbon black). The other units are Consumer Specialties, Health and Nutrition, Coatings and Additives, and Performance Polymers. Products range from amino acids and building protection coatings to another of its specialties, specialty acrylic products including its best known brand, Plexiglas. In addition to the automotive industry, Evonik Degussa serves makers of coatings, pharmaceuticals, and plastics.
The company's 43 North American operations -- which account for 14% of the parent company's business -- include units in Canada and Mexico, as well as acrylics maker CYRO Industries. Evonik Degussa's products are used by makers of everything from toothpaste to concrete to dietary supplements. The diverse array of specialty chemicals produced by the company is also used in oil and gas exploration and the manufacture of paints and coatings.
North America is one of several home bases for Evonik's chemicals business, which produce hydrogen peroxide, silicas, carbon blacks, interfacial chemistry, superabsorbents, feed additives, iso-phorone, and high-performance polymers. Its North American operation is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. – less