Press release
Oil Additives
April 13, 2018


Evonik will exhibit at the STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition – stand #103, May 20-24, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota – offering an inviting and interactive exhibit stand, innovative product ideas and practical technical presentations.

“Our stand this year focuses on champions – in business and on the field. With the recent excitement of the Super Bowl that was held in Minneapolis, plus the impending World Cup with Germany as reigning champions, it just made sense,” said President of Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc., Doug Placek. “Both games take strategy and expertise to win –just as the Oil Additives Team’s expertise is available to support your business strategy, a resource we’ll once again demonstrate this May.”

Evonik’s Oil Additives specialists will be at the stand to discuss partnering with attendees to create tailor-made solutions with technology brands DRIVON™, DYNAVIS® and NUFLUX™, and well-known PPDs - demonstrating the promise of flow efficiency in automotive and industrial lubricants, hydraulic fluids, fuels and refinery processing.

While visiting the stand, attendees can also take part in two activities – a competition for the game of football and foosball – with the chance to win fun prizes and network with other industry members and, of course, the Oil Additives specialists at Evonik.

Additionally, Technical and Commercial Marketing Forum presentations from Evonik will be presented at this year’s STLE Annual Conference, including:

Monday, May 21, 2018
Demonstrating System Efficiency of Construction Equipment – Chris Radano, Technical Service Manager

PPD Considerations for SAE 0W-16 Formulations – Justin Mills, Global Product Manager, Pour Point Depressants

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Efficiency gains in construction, manufacturing and mining have become reality with DYNAVIS® technology – Lauren Zunner, Marketing Manager, DYNAVIS® - Americas

Impact of VI-Improver on the Formation of Piston Deposits in Fuel Efficient Engine Oils – Dr. Justin Langston, Technical Service Manager

The Potential of Siloxane Defoamers – Increased Cooling and Reduced Misting in MWF – Dr. Kai Wirz, Innovation Management Oleochemical & Silicone Specialties

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Benefits of Novel Functionalized Viscosity Index Improvers in Wet Clutch Systems – Dr. Alexei Kurchan, Technical Service Manager

ROBO as a Formulation Tool for Engine Oil Development – Brian Hess, Technical Service Department Manager

The STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the lubricants industry’s most respected venue for technical information, professional development and international networking opportunities.

For more information on Evonik, visit stand #103 while attending the STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, or visit

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. In 2017, Evonik’s more than 34,500 employees generated sales of around €14.4 billion and an operating result (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.36 billion.

Evonik offers a wide range of additives and synthetic base oils for the lubricant industry under its tradenames VISCOPLEX® and VISCOBASE®. VISCOPLEX® and VISCOBASE® are a trademark of


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.