Press release
Oil Additives
April 24, 2014

Evonik Produces Interactive Storage and Handling Brochure

The Oil Additives specialists from Evonik have
produced a new interactive brochure containing recommendations and
guidelines designed to aid customers in the storage and handling of its

“Safety is a top priority for Evonik and its customers. With that in mind,
Evonik’s Oil Additives team created a brochure focused on storage and
handling guidelines to further ensure the health and safety of our
customers,” said David Siwinski, Evonik’s Oil Additives global supply
chain manager.

The guidelines assist customers using VISCOPLEX® and VISCOBASE®
products with information provided on the following topics:

Container availability and weight
Storage and shelf life conditions
Health and safety information, including availability of Safety Data
Sheets for all products
Recommendations for handling the clean-up of spills and leaks
Bulk handling recommendations during the transport and transfer
of products
Unloading checklists for maximum efficiency and safety
Drum handling, including recommended Personal Protection
Equipment when handling hot drums
Recommended heating conditions and temperatures for storage
and handling

The brochure contains recommendations and guidelines that should be
used in conjunction with a site’s regulatory compliance and safety and
health programs.

To download the interactive storage and handling brochure for Evonik’s
VISCOPLEX® and VISCOBASE® products, visit To learn more about Evonik’s products and technologies, visit

About Oil Additives at Evonik

The Oil Additives team at Evonik 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, the Oil Additives team at Evonik
strives for Resource Efficiency.

The 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 2013 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around
€12.9 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.