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Transportation -Engine oils

Creating fuel-efficient solutions for engine oils


Solutions for fuel-efficient engine oils

The world‘s transportation sector faces huge demands as fuel economy, emissions compliance and enhanced performance all push for additional performance and value from lubricants.

Lubricating Oil Additives like Evonik's VISCOPLEX® high performance viscosity index improvers enable lubricant marketers to formulate modern fuel efficient engine oils that satisfy the future requirements for enhanced fuel economy.

Application examples include:

  • Passenger car gasoline engine oils
  • Passenger car diesel engine oils
  • Heavy-duty diesel engine oils

GF-6 for engine oils


ILSAC GF-6 is the next category of gasoline-fueled passenger car engine oil specifications of global OEMs. Based on proposed changes, this new engine oil category will raise performance standards calling for engine oil additives to contribute to fuel economy, engine cleanliness and wear reduction.

More stringent regulations coupled with an expanding global market, create the need for the next generation to ensure engines remain protected as new hardware technologies are introduced. Fresh, as well as aged engine oils, must meet new standards to ensure performance and longevity. To safeguard engines during low-temperature startup, the inclusion of aged oil low-temperature requirements remains in GF-6. Selecting the right PPD to meet these requirements may present a unique challenge to formulators. That's where Evonik is uniquely positioned to partner with formulators to craft the next generation of engine oils.

With over 80 years of experience in developing highly innovative, low-temperature polyalkyl methacrylate (PAMA) technology, Evonik's team of technologists is ready to test and formulate low-temperature GF-6 compliant solutions. Years of extensive research and testing lead to the development of the ROBO test (ASTM D7528), which helps formulators screen PPDs and develop formulations that meet not only the GF-5, but the proposed GF-6 specifications as well. Partner with Evonik now to reduce the complexity of upcoming GF-6 performance standards.