Dr. Don Smolenski, Oil Additives OEM Liaison Manager –
North America at Evonik, is presenting a paper titled, “Challenges of
Meeting and Understanding the Ever-Increasing Number of Engine Oil
and Transmission Fluid Specifications” at the ILMA 2014 annual meeting,
October 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian
Dr. Smolenski’s presentation is two-fold. He will open with a review of
the evolution of the passenger car lubricants, including heavy-duty
engine oils and transmission fluid specifications and what specifically
motivated their changes. He will address the development of both
current and future specifications, comparing and contrasting the
specifications from various regions.
In the second part of his presentation, Dr. Smolenski will focus on
aspects of fuel economy, such as tires, light-weight materials and oil. He
will then close with a discussion on how to blend an oil for fuel economy
and marketing of differentiated oils.
Dr. Smolenski is presenting his paper at 11:00AM on October 21.
To sign up and attend the conference, visit the ILMA website at
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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.
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 33,500 employees generated sales of around
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