Press release
Oil Additives
January 22, 2018


VISCOPLEX® 8-219, a versatile viscosity index improver for efficient hydraulic fluids was registered by InS Services as an HX-1 ingredient for use in H1 lubricants with incidental food contact. H1 fluids are widely used in and around food processing areas as well as in pharmaceutical and other applications. The HX-1 certification for VISCOPLEX® 8-219 allows lubricant manufacturers to formulate energy- efficient H1 lubricants and complements the HX-1 certified pour point depressants VISCOPLEX® 1-335 and VISCOPLEX® 1-339.

Evonik's VISCOPLEX® and VISCOBASE® product lines contribute to higher viscosity at high temperatures and offers minimal viscosity contribution at lower temperatures. They are used to formulate multi-grade hydraulic fluids, engine oils, transmission fluids, gear oils and other industrial lubricants.

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 2016, Evonik's more than 34,350 employees generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating result (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.17 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 Evonik Industries

The Resource Efficiency segment is led by Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH and supplies high performance materials for environmentally friendly as well as energy-efficient systems to the automotive, paints & coatings, adhesives, construction, and many other industries. This segment employed about 9,000 employees, and generated sales of around €4.5 billion in 2016.


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.