Certifications & databases

To safeguard the commercial success and competitiveness of our company, we aim to cooperate closely with all interest groups and to achieve continuous improvement of our products, services and processes. To this end, we support our business processes with quality management systems according to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016.

Our quality management systems are primarily designed and applied to help achieve the following goals:

  • customer satisfaction
  • continuous safeguarding of our business policy
  • satisfaction and motivation of our employees to reach our mutual goals
  • careful selection of suppliers and sales & marketing partners
  • environment-friendly operation and sparing use of natural resources
  • safety of our products, production units and work processes
  • strengthening of our innovative potential
  • opening up new markets
  • avoiding faults
  • continual reduction of scattering and waste

PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds: Quality management system successfully certified according to IATF 16949:2016

  • Production sites in Worms and Shanghai certified according to IATF 16949:2016
  • Molding Compounds Product Line meets demanding quality requirements of automotive industry for sub-tier 1 suppliers
  • Certification of US production sites scheduled for 2019

The Molding Compounds Product Line of the Methacrylates Business Line has successfully completed the certification of two production sites of PLEXIGLAS®, Evonik’s brand of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), according to the newly introduced quality standard for the automotive industry, IATF 16949:2016.

The certificates confirm that all quality management requirements reviewed as part of the audit were met at the German site in Worms for the production of PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID® molding compounds as well as at the Chinese production site in Shanghai for the production of PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds. The certification involved audits of business processes in various operative areas such as procurement, warranty management, IT, calibration, customer relationship management, supplier management, marketing, human resources, product development, process development, testing, quality management system, strategic planning, and sales.

“This certification is an important milestone in our strategy to remain the leading global manufacturer of PMMA for the automotive industry,” explains Siamak Djafarian, the head of the Molding Compounds Product Line in Evonik’s Performance Materials Segment. “We know how important this certification is for the majority of our customers and emphasize our own commitment to quality and reliability for our PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds with the successful audit.”

During those multi-day audits, the auditors from the German Association for Certification of Management Systems (DQS) and from the SGS group verified that all processes of the Molding Compounds Product Line strictly follow the quality standards to meet the demanding quality requirements of the automotive industry for sub-tier 1 suppliers. “The simultaneous audit of two sites on two different continents is highly complex and requires outstanding coordination,” notes Volkhard Erb of ESHQ Management in the Methacrylates Business Line, who oversaw the certification.

The new standard of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) replaces the previous standards and certification according to ISO/TS 16949:2009, which will lose their validity in 2018, and combines the existing general demands for quality management systems in the automotive industry.

The certification of the Molding Compounds PL’s US production sites in accordance with IATF 16949:2016 is scheduled for the year 2019.

Certificates

External databases

Campus® Material Database

CAMPUS® is the internationally most successful material database for plastics. Over 50 manufacturers of raw materials have joined this system worldwide.

The main features of CAMPUS® are:

  • Standardized and comparable characteristic values
  • Catalogue of characteristic values according to international standards (ISO 10350 and ISO 11403)
  • Standardized, user-friendly software
  • Manufacturer of raw materials provides free shipment and regular updates for qualified end-users

Download the software incl. all data from all manufacturers at www.campusplastics.com. Follow the description under "Webupdate". Download the archiv Webupdate.zip to your PC, unzip it and start the program. You can now update the software and the data without any cost.

Online-view to all datas at www.campusplastics.com. Follow the discription under "Webview"

CAMPUS® is available in Chinese, English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

CAMPUS® is a registered trademark of the Chemie Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt / M. Initiated by Evonik.

International Material Data System (IMDS)

The IMDS is the automotive industry material data system. It is a joint development of Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Opel, Porsche, VW and the Swedish firm Volvo. Further manufacturers have meanwhile joined the community and talks are being held with others regarding their participation in IMDS.

In the IMDS, all materials used for car manufacture are archived and maintained. Only in this way is it possible to meet the obligations placed on car manufacturers, and thus on their suppliers, by national and international standards, laws and regulations.

Our Datasheets are published in the IMDS and therefore readable for all participators of IMDS.

The company-ID of Evonik Industries is: 2211