Press release
Oil Additives
May 2, 2014

Proven Synthetic Wind Turbine Gear Oil Offers New Opportunity for Lubricant Marketers

Evonik’s Oil Additives team has developed a new formulation for wind turbine gear oil based on VISCOBASE®, its fully- synthetic, high viscosity base stock.

“The novel formulation combines VISCOBASE® with high performance base stock and readily available additives to make a strong technical and commercially viable market offering,” said Dr. René Koschabek, Oil Additives global marketing manager for industrial oils at Evonik.

Evonik’s Oil Additives team will attend the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Wind Power Conference and Exhibition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada on May 5-8. The Oil Additives team will discuss how VISCOBASE® technology enhances lubricant offerings to the wind power industry.

Evonik’s Oil Additives team recently attended the World Wind Energy Conference on April 7-9 in Shanghai, China and the ILMA Management Forum on April 10-12 in North Miami Beach, Florida where they spoke with oil marketers about the formulation for wind turbine gear oil applications.

To learn more about the new formulation and Evonik’s VISCOBASE® technology, contact an Oil Additives representative today at or visit the Evonik website at additives.

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 33,000 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.