Evonik Industries AG operates as a holding company, which engages in the manufacture of specialty chemical products. It operates through the following segments: Nutrition and Care, Resource Efficiency, Performance Materials, Services, and Other Operations. The Nutrition and Care segment produces specialty chemicals, principally for use in consumer goods for daily needs, and in animal nutrition and healthcare products. The Resource Efficiency segment supplies materials and specialty additives for environment-friendly and energy-efficient system solutions for the automotive, paints, coatings, adhesives, construction industries, and other sectors. The Performance Materials segment manufacture polymer materials and intermediates, mainly for the rubber, plastics, and agriculture industries. The Services segment comprises site management, utilities, waste management, technical, process technology, engineering, and logistics services for the chemical segments and external customers. The Other Operation segment consists management holding company, strategic research, and hidden reserves and liabilities. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Essen, Germany.