Leading Beyond Chemistry

Evonik Fibres GmbH

Worldwide leading in polymer design for filtration and separation technologies

The Austrian Evonik Fibres GmbH is part of the German Evonik Industries AG, one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. As a part of the High Performance Polymers Business Line within the Smart Materials Division, we offer secure jobs to more than 200 highly qualified employees at our sites in Lenzing and Schörfling am Attersee. Our core competencies are in the development and production of polyimide-based products such as high-performance fibers and hollow-fiber membranes as well as powders that create sustainable value in demanding industrial applications in order to ensure significant CO2 reductions worldwide. Evonik is the world market leader in polymer design for membrane-based separation processes and has developed various membrane systems over the years for efficient separation of gases or volatile organic compounds.

The milestones of Evonik Fibres GmbH

Year

Milestone

1984

Discovery of polyimide chemistry (P84®)

1985

Production of the P84® polyimide fiber begins at the Lenzing site

2000

Degussa acquisition and take over of P84® production

2006

P84® NT powder production facility begins operations; company renamed Evonik Fibres GmbH

2010

Expansion in P84® production capacity in Schörfling

2012

New hollow-fiber spinning system for SEPURAN® gas separation membranes comes on stream

2017

Capacity expansion for membrane production

2021

Site and capacity expansion initiated

Leading the way to sustainability through innovation

For many years, the concept of sustainability has been at the heart of Evonik Fibres GmbH. We develop innovative products that are used in a wide range of industries and reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, thus ensuring cleaner air. With technology solutions, such as our high-temperature resistant fibers and membranes, we are laying the foundation to ensure more attractive environmental conditions for future generations.

Jean-Marc Chassagne, Managing Director and Site Manager of the Evonik Fibres GmbH: "Schörfling 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. Sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy-as a key growth driver and cornerstone of our product portfolio, our investments, and our innovation management. We always communicate this idea to our customers by offering them advanced technologies that bring environmental benefits in their applications."
Jean-Marc Chassagne, Managing Director and Site Manager of the Evonik Fibres GmbH: "Schörfling 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. Sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy-as a key growth driver and cornerstone of our product portfolio, our investments, and our innovation management. We always communicate this idea to our customers by offering them advanced technologies that bring environmental benefits in their applications."

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 carrier can be used to generate electricity and heat or as an alternative fuel (Bio-CNG/Bio-LNG).

Winner of the Pegasus Business Award 2022 

Evonik Fibres GmbH has won the Pegasus Business Award 2022 in the "Innovationskaiser" category. A twelve-member jury from business, science, industry, and the media of the state of Upper Austria recognized 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 country was held for the 29th time at the beginning of June.