Whether it’s a quick morning run, a brisk workout at the gym, or a regular yoga class, daily exercise is a fixed part of the lives of many people. And their most important accessory, and perhaps one of the most overlooked keys to health and fitness? A bottle of water to quench their thirst and stay hydrated - one that will not crack or break, is easy to clean, and, of course, one that looks good.
In order to meet all of these requirements, water-bottle manufacturers frequently use polyethylene as a starting material for its durability, ease of processing, and safety for use with food. Its 38% share of the global market makes it one of the most commonly used plastics for producing packaging such as plastic bags, plastic films, geomembranes, and containers including bottles, etc.
An important raw material for making polyethylene is Butene-1. In the production of high-quality polymers, such as polyethylene, Butene-1 is used mainly as a co-monomer. It gives polyethylene several beneficial properties, such as improved tear strength for packaging films.
Evonik is one of the most important manufacturers of Butene-1 and the undisputed leader in the European market. Thanks to an integrated production network and a sophisticated supply chain, our employees work seamlessly together to supply this important raw material to customers anywhere in the world. We have many years of logistics expertise and are proud of our tight service network for shipping liquefied gases, such as Butene-1, ensuring safe and smooth supplies to all of our customers in Europe and overseas.
At the end of the day, for every person that stays properly hydrated, their energy levels will be up, mental clarity boosted, and their body is primed for exercise. Join our team and you can say you were one of the people behind making it happen.