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Dr. Wincierz Presents at the ACI European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit 2013

Budapest, Hungary - September 19th, 2013

HORSHAM, PA --- Dr.-Ing. Christoph Wincierz, global OEM relations
manager and European technical manager for Evonik Oil Additives, will
deliver a presentation titled “The Future of Additive Technology” during
the ACI European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit on September 19 at
9:50 a.m. at Ramada Resort Aquaworld in Budapest, Hungary.

“Promising new technologies need to be applied as we seek solutions to
the challenges of today’s equipment technology. My presentation will
address the opportunities for equipment manufacturers, the
consequences for the lubricant and additive industry, and the current
research and development activities for viscosity index (VI) improvers,”
said Dr. Wincierz.

Dr. Wincierz received his Ph.D. in materials science at the Technical
University of Darmstadt and has been employed by Evonik since 1997
when he joined Evonik Oil Additives as the R&D manager in application
technology.

The ACI European Base Oils and Lubricants Summit, taking place during
September 18-19, will facilitate a discussion on topics such as the
external factors impacting the lubricants market, the European base oil
market, the future of OEM requirements, an explanation of ATIEL/ATC
generic exposure scenarios and European lubricant markets.

To learn more about the ACI European Base Oils and Lubricants Summit,
visit http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/conferences/eu-ebl5.asp.

Evonik Oil Additives 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, Evonik Oil
Additives strives for Resource Efficiency.

Formerly known as RohMax, the Evonik 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.

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 Euro.

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