Press release
Products & Solutions
October 27, 2020

Evonik to offer a VISCOPLEX® lubricant additive in its flagship store on Alibaba

Evonik starts offering a VISCOPLEX® viscosity index improver for lubricant applications in its flagship store on Alibaba from October 26, 2020.

VISCOPLEX® 8‑800, now available in the store, is a versatile viscosity index improver with pour point depressant properties, providing a cost-effective way of formulating industrial lubricants. The product effectively controls paraffin crystallization and enables blending of lubricants with high viscosity index and superior low-temperature properties for various industrial applications.

“Evonik Oil Additives aims to explore more diverse business channels and to generate more business opportunities,” said Dr. Thomas Schimmel, Global Business Director Industrial, Evonik Oil Additives. “We are continuously working to improve the accessibility to our products in highly competitive markets.”

“The online platform will complement our traditional sales channels and help us reach and serve a larger number of small and medium-sized customers. These customers value convenience and flexibility, and the online channel can provide both.” commented Maggie Lu, Head of Customer Relations, Evonik Oil Additives Asia Pacific.

Evonik’s Oil Additives business line develops additive and base oil technologies for automotive lubricants to improve fuel economy and flow efficiency in passenger cars and commercial vehicles, as well as for industrial lubricants to increase energy efficiency and productivity of construction, mining, agricultural, and manufacturing equipment.

Evonik has been one of the first multi-national chemical companies to establish a flagship store on Alibaba, which not only diversifies the company’s sales channels, but also makes its solutions and high-quality products more accessible to Chinese customers.

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Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, today and tomorrow.

Asia Pacific is a strong driving force of the global economy and an important source of innovation. Consequently Evonik endeavors to further grow its business in the region. Sales reached €2.87 billion in 2019 and the company employs over 5,000 people at more than 50 production sites in Asia Pacific.


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