Press release
Oil Additives
October 17, 2013

Evonik Oil Additives Releases New VISCOBASE® Video

Evonik Oil Additives has showcased its innovative VISCOBASE® synthetic base fluids in a new video titled, “Breakthrough Blend,” focusing on their utility as a cost-effective alternative to PAO.

The Breakthrough Blend video highlights the technical and economic benefits of formulating automotive and industrial lubricants with VISCOBASE® synthetic base fluids. VISCOBASE® fluids provide effective viscosity control at low temperatures, extended fluid service life in high-shear applications and superior blending efficiency. Delivering highly cost-effective and superior performance, VISCOBASE® aids DI package solvency and can be tailor-made for manual transmission oils, rear axle oils, general industrial gear oils, wind turbine gearbox lubricants and other specialized end-use applications.

“VISCOBASE® is an excellent alternative to other synthetic stocks like PAO or PAGs, meeting lubricant cost goals and matching performance in every measure,” said Aidan Rose, global business segment manager for Evonik Oil Additives.

To watch the Breakthrough Blend video featured on Evonik Oil Additives YouTube Channel, visit

About Evonik Oil Additives

Evonik Oil Additives has taken a leadership role in developing lubricant additive technology designed to improve fuel efficiency and productivity. Energy saving results have been demonstrated with VISCOPLEX® Viscosity Index Improvers (VIIs) in engine oils, driveline fluids and gear oils. Industrial and off-highway equipment field tests have also recorded up to double-digit improvements in fuel savings with DYNAVIS® technology for hydraulic fluids, reducing operating costs as well as CO2 emissions. Evonik’s VISCOBASE® technology offers an ideal balance between a very shear-stable VII and a synthetic base fluid, providing excellent solvency in automotive gear oil formulations such as heavy duty axle oils and manual transmission fluids. In all of its many applications, Evonik Oil Additives strives for Resource Efficiency.

Formerly known as RohMax, the Evonik Oil Additives business line of Evonik Industries also specializes in high-performance additives and technologies for fuels and refinery products. Evonik’s VISCOPLEX® Cold Flow Improvers (CFIs) provide outstanding flow properties for biofuels in any region or season. VISCOPLEX® dewaxing aids (DWAs) are designed for refinery solvent dewaxing processes that involve differing lube oil viscosity grades, especially bright stocks.

Advanced regional technology centers, modern global manufacturing centers, and a secure and reliable supply chain worldwide enable Evonik’s continuous development of customized solutions for customers anywhere on earth.

Company information

Evonik, the creative international industrial group, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Its activities focus on the key megatrends resource efficiency, health, nutrition and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative strength and integrated technology platforms. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2012 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €13.6 billion.


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.