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Corporate Press
May 26, 2010

Evonik at FCE Cosmetique 2010 in Brazil

Natural and biodegradable cosmetic raw materials and active Ingredients

The business unit Consumer Specialties of Evonik will be presenting its unique and comprehensive portfolio of Personal Care products at this year’s FCE Cosmetique in Sao Paulo, Brazil from May 25 to 26, 2010, Booth Nr. 116.

Following the trend of sustainability, the business line provides a broad portfolio of natural and biodegradable products, such as the new purely-vegetable based emulsifier TEGO® Care PSC 3. It is applicable for a wide pH-range, allowing “green” preservation with organic acids. Its application profile combines mildness, robustness, versatility and cost-efficiency with smooth and caring aesthetics. The lecture “A new, versatile and cost-efficient O/W emulsifier for natural cosmetics and beyond” by Peter Becker will round up the presentation of this new product.

As environmental awareness grows, more focus is placed on new and effective ways to reduce emissions and conserve energy in the production process. In response to this growing need, Evonik
Personal Care is the only supplier to commercialize biotechnologically-derived cosmetic esters. This production route uses 60 percent less energy than conventional chemical processes and reduces the formation of pollutants by up to 88 percent. TEGOSOFT® OER, a new enzymatically produced emollient with caring properties and a smooth, non-oily skin feel, will be presented at FCE. This product is easy-to-formulate and can be incorporated into both O/W and W/O-systems.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, Evonik is an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our company’s performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.

Disclaimer

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.