Advanced chemistry that gives formulations a competitive edge
Boosting efficiency in premium lubricants, Evonik’s portfolio of lubricant additives products, VISCOPLEX®, and VISCOBASE® product portfolios are built around the unique benefits of polyalkyl methacrylate (PAMA) chemistry.
Viscosity index improvers (VIIs)
VISCOPLEX® series 0, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12
Polymers that contribute to higher viscosity at high temperatures and offer minimal viscosity contribution at lower temperatures; used to formulate multigrade engine oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluids, gear oils, and other industrial lubricants.
Pour point depressants (PPDs)
VISCOPLEX® series 1, 10
Polymers that are designed to control wax crystal formation in oils, resulting in excellent low-temperature flow performance; effective in a wide range of formulations including engine oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluids, gear oils and other industrial lubricants.
VISCOPLEX® series 9
Polymers that improve the filtration rate of raffinates in solvent dewaxing units, increase oil yield, and reduce the oil in wax content.
Cold flow improvers (cfis)
VISCOPLEX® series 10
Polymers designed to enhance the cold-weather performance of fuels and fuel additive packages. The cold flow properties of biofuels (i.e. biodiesel) are improved by controlled wax crystal formation.
Crude oil paraffin inhibitors
VISCOPLEX® series 14
Polymers that are engineered to modify wax crystallization in the crude oils, resulting in lower viscosity and reduction of wax deposition.
Synthetic base fluids
VISCOBASE® series 11
Base stocks that are designed for the formulation of high-performance, semi- and all-synthetic engine oils, gear oils and hydraulic fluids.
VISCOPLEX® defoamer additives
VISCOPLEX® defoamers provide robust performance across a wide range of lubricant formulations.
Evonik also offers a range of additives for specialty applications.