Press release
Oil Additives
February 4, 2014

Evonik’s Oil Additives Team Publishes New Product Application Guide

Evonik’s oil additives team has created a product
application guide as a new tool for its customers to aid in the selection
of its oil additives products and technologies.

The product application guide outlines Evonik’s product and technology
portfolio and includes a comprehensive listing and explanation of the
VISCOPLEX® and VISCOBASE® product lines: VISCOPLEX® viscosity index
improvers, VISCOPLEX® pour point depressants (PPDs), VISCOPLEX®
dewaxing aids, VISCOPLEX® fuel additives, VISCOPLEX® defoamer
additives and VISCOBASE® synthetic base fluids. In addition, the product
application guide explains how the VISCOPLEX® and VISCOBASE® product
lines can be efficiently used in applications like hydraulic fluids, driveline
fluids, oil refineries, engine oils and specialty applications.

“The new product application guide helps highlight oil additives’ unique
ability to assist customers with customized formulations in specialty
application areas,” said Oliver Eyrisch, director, marketing and branding
for oil additives.

The interactive product application guide can be found on Evonik’s oil
additives web pages at

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, 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 Euros.


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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.