Press release
Oil Additives
January 21, 2014

Evonik to Deliver Three Presentations at Esslingen Colloquium

The oil additives specialists from Evonik will
deliver the following presentations during the 19th International
Colloquium Tribology on January 21-23, 2014 in Ostfildern, Germany at
the Technische Akademie Esslingen (TAE):

  • January 21, 3:30-4 p.m., Michaël Alibert – “Reality Check on Fuel
    Efficiency of Hydraulic Fluids” 
  • January 21, 5-5:30 p.m., Phil Hutchinson – “Selection of Pour
    Point Depressants for Today’s Engine Oils, Including Aging in the
    Presence of Biodiesel by CEC L-105”
  • January 22, 2:30-3 p.m., Boris Eisenberg – “Improving Vehicle
    Fuel Efficiency Through High VI Transmission Fluids”


The oil additives team is also hosting a hospitality suite from January 21-
23 at the nearby Schlemmertöpfle restaurant. The suite is open to Evonik
customers and other invitees. The Evonik speakers will be available to
speak informally and meet with attendees at the hospitality suite.

To learn more about the colloquium, visit the TAE website at

About oil additives at Evonik

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, oil additives 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 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.