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A green light for
improved flow


IMPROVE CRUDE OIL FLOW WITH EVONIK’S CRUDE OIL PARAFFIN INHIBITORS (COPIS)


The extraction, transport and storage of crude oil can create critical flow problems. High melting points cause the long-chain paraffins to crystallize at low ambient temperatures, impeding the crude oil flow. Evonik’s team of innovation experts developed crude oil paraffin inhibitors, or COPIs, to address these issues head on.
Based on polyalkyl methacrylate (PAMA) chemistry, VISCOPLEX® COPIs vary the length of the PAMA molecule’s alkyl side chains to modify wax crystal growth in crude oil. By modifying the wax crystals, COPIs prevent build-up of a wax network, ensuring efficient oil flow.
Partner with Evonik’s Oil Additives team to develop custom wax modifier solutions tailored to specific needs.
Contact an Evonik representative to learn more about VISCOPLEX® COPIs.
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