Press release
January 14, 2019

CALOSTAT® wins the Innovation Award for Architecture + Building 2019

On the first day of the BAU trade fair in Munich, Evonik’s high-performance CALOSTAT® insulating material was honored with the prestigious Architecture + Building Innovation Award presented by AIT and xia Intelligente Architektur magazines. The high-profile members of the jury were particularly impressed with how the material combines sustainability with outstanding insulating and fire safety properties.

In collaboration with Messe München GmbH, two architecture magazines—AIT and xia Intelligente Architektur—issued a call on May 14 for entries for the Architecture + Building Innovation Award at the BAU trade fair. Kristina Bacht, director of the GKT publishing house, made the following remarks at the award ceremony in front of 350 people: “When we initiated the competition, our aim was to sift through the many products and solutions on the market and to recognize those that do an exceptionally good job of meeting the needs of architects. Important criteria for our assessment were functional and creative quality, technically intelligent solutions, and the variety of potential uses.” Over 90 products were submitted for this year’s Innovation Award.
Bettina Gerharz-Kalte, head of Thermal Insulation, and Frank Gmach, who is responsible for CALOSTAT® marketing, accepted the award in Munich. Gerharz-Kalte: “We impressed the architects in the jury, which once again demonstrates how well CALOSTAT®’s combination of efficiency, safety, and sustainability strikes a chord with the industry.”

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-orientated innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 36,000 employees. In fiscal 2017, the enterprise generated sales of €14.4 billion.

About Resource Efficiency

The Resource Efficiency segment is led by Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH and produces high performance materials and specialty additives for environmentally friendly as well as energy-efficient systems to the automotive, paints & coatings, adhesives, construction, and many other industries. This segment employed about 10,000 employees, and generated sales of around €5.4 billion in 2017.


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