Press release
Smart Materials
July 29, 2022

Evonik Fibres GmbH has won the Pegasus Business Award 2022 in the "Innovation Kaiser" category

  • Award winner in the "Innovation Kaiser" category
  • Pegasus honors the innovative strength of Evonik in Schörfling am Attersee
  • Business award under the motto: "Investing in the future".   

Schörfling, Austria. Evonik Fibres GmbH has won the Pegasus Business Award 2022 in the "Innovation Kaiser" category. A twelve-member jury from business, science, industry, and the media of the state of Upper Austria honored the specialty chemicals company from Schörfling am Attersee for its innovative strength for more sustainability and fewer CO2 emissions. The largest and most successful business award in the state was held for the 29th time at the beginning of June. 

"We are honored to receive the Pegasus Business Award for the first time in our company's history. The award reinforces our successful business strategy of using innovative products and technologies from Upper Austria to ensure greater sustainability in customer applications - especially in times of crisis," says Jean-Marc Chassagne, site manager and managing director of Evonik Fibres GmbH. "Sustainability is an important growth driver and cornerstone of our product portfolio, our investments, and our innovation management. Schörfling, for example, is the first Evonik site in the world to rely entirely on renewable energies. We attach great importance to manufacturing our products in an environmentally compatible, safe and efficient manner."

The Pegasus is a business award presented by the Upper Austrian daily newspaper Oberösterreichische (OÖ) Nachrichten, which is awarded annually in several categories to the most successful Upper Austrian companies. In addition to OÖ Nachrichten, the donors of the largest business prize in the country in 2022 are the long-standing partners Raiffeisen Landesbank Oberösterreich, the Province of Upper Austria, the Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Austrian Industries and KPMG. 


With products and technology solutions from Schörfling, Evonik has been ensuring cleaner air and fewer emissions for many years. High-temperature-resistant P84® fibers are regarded worldwide as the highest quality standard in filter media for hot gas filtration, which efficiently purify acidic flue gases in cement plants, power plants, and waste incineration plants, for example.

SEPURAN® Green - another showcase product from Upper Austria - stands for highly efficient hollow fiber membranes that process biogas into high-purity biomethane in over 700 reference plants worldwide. The climate-friendly energy source can be used to generate electricity and heat or as an alternative fuel (bio-CNG/bio-LNG).

Evonik has had its production site in Schörfling am Attersee since 2010. More than 200 employees develop and produce polyimide-based fibers and hollow fiber membranes for efficient filtration and separation technologies for flue gas purification or gas separation. The starting material - the high-performance plastic - is produced in neighboring Lenzing.

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €15 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.38 billion in 2021. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. About 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.


The Smart Materials division includes businesses with innovative materials that enable resource-saving solutions and replace conventional materials. They are the smart answer to the major challenges of our time: environment, energy efficiency, urbanization, mobility and health. The Smart Materials division generated sales of €3.92 billion in 2021 with about 7,900 employees.


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.