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Day 1 - Tuesday 13 September 2016

8:00

Registration and refreshments

8:50

Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks

 

BASE STOCK MARKET DRIVERS: IMPACT ON LUBRICANT SUPPLY

Terry Dicken, Chairman, ELGI
9:00

Analyzing trends in global base oils

  • An overview of global base oil prices
  • Crude oil impact
  • Global supply factors
  • Change trends: Group I, Group II and premium oils
  • Impact on industrial lubricants 
Judith Taylor, Senior Editor, ICIS
9:40

An outlook on the global industrial lubricants market

  • Defining key market characteristics and industry sectors 
  • Supply and demand outlook for an increasingly complex and diverse sector 
  • Assessing the link between advancing OEM requirements and industrial lubricants
  • A view on the opportunities for synthetics by industry 
George Morvey , Industry Manager, KLINE & COMPANY
10:20

Refreshment break and networking

10:50

The use of blends of Group II and napthenic oils in the formulations of hydraulic fluids

Valentina Serra-Holm, Marketing Director, NYNAS AB
11:30

Evaluating the use of synthetics in finished lubricant applications

  • Energy outlook and the link with lubricants
  • High viscosity PAOs as a base stock for industrial lubricants
  • Synthetics vs. mineral oils 
  • Meeting high performance requirements in high temperature applications 
Michael Sheehan, Sr. Chemical MTS, Global Synthetics Technology, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
12:10

Using polymers to enhance grease and oil properties

  • Investigating a range of polymer structures – PIB, OCP, SEBS, ADE, methacrylates etc.
  • Explaining why polymers are compatible in certain mineral and biodegradable oils and grease 
  • The use of speciality polymers to enhance grease and oil properties
David DeVore, President, Functional Products
12:50

Lunch and networking

Afternoon Session Chaired by Dave Como, President, NLGI

13:50

Novel GI bright stock technology – a new tool for industrial formulators

  • Bright stock market review 
  • Advancements in bright stock refining technology
  • Creating value for industrial formulators
  • Applications for alternate GI technology
Tim Langlais, Marketing Manager, Specialty Base Oils, ERGON
14:30

Regulatory developments in an increasingly globalized industry

  • Meeting GHS requirements – how does North America compare to the rest of the world?
  • REACH and its implications on trading with Europe
  • How a new TSCA will impact the industrial lubricants sector
Herb Estreicher, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP
15:10

Evaluating the use of biocides and chlorine in metalworking fluids

  • Biocide application to maintain the integrity of metalworking fluids in water-based applications 
  • Understanding the benefits and challenges of using chlorine in metalworking fluids 
  • Using biocides in MWF vs. meeting evolving regulatory requirements – a complex balancing act?
  • An update on the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and its implications on metalworking
Chic Degler, North American Business Manager - Industrial Additives, Lubrizol
15:40

Refreshment break and networking

 

PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZIATION THROUGH INNOVATIVE FORMULATION 

16:20

Analyzing the demand for high performance lubricants – What does this mean for blenders?

Kathleen Havelka, Director Research & Development, Fuchs Lubricants Co
17:00

Biobased lubricants and greases: Commercial and regulatory considerations

  • A brief overview of the biobase lubricants and greases industry
  • Differences between biobased and biodegradability criteria
  • Biobased labelling, government and commercial regulatory considerations 
Lou Honary, President, Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, Inc.
17:40

Close of conference day one

Day 2 - Wednesday 14 September 2016

8:50

Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks

 

APPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES 

Terry Dicken, Chairman, ELGI
9:00

Industrial lubrication in the railway industry – Navigating diverse operating environments

  • Improving performance for heavy duty transportation through effective lubrication 
  • Ensuring performance in high and low temperature environments
  • Optimizing low temperature performance across other industries 
Constantin Madius, Commercial Product Manager, AXEL International
9:40

Panel discussion: Trends and technology in the global metalworking industry

  • Products and technologies – what’s next for MWF?
  • Is the demand for higher performance products further complicated by regulatory complexities? 
  • Biocide free MWF – a viable and effective alternative?
  • HSE in MWF – managing disposal and environmental concerns 
Nicole Webb, Technologist, ANGUS Chemical Company
Ted McClure, Team Leader-Technical Resources, Sea-Land Chemical Co
Fred Passman, Founder, BCA Inc
10:20

Refreshment break and networking

10:50

Improving performance through understanding wind turbine lubricant properties

  • How can effective lubrication help achieve design life in wind turbines?
  • Optimizing gearbox lubrication for a highly variable environment 
  • Evaluating the selection of additives and base oils
Jeffrey Guevremont, Principal Scientist, American Refining Group
11:30

Marine compressor oils: Mineral vs PAO vs PAG vs Ester – Making the right choice

  • Operating at harsh conditions - high and low temperature extremes
  • Carbonation and residues -  reduction of maintenance costs and premature failure
  • Gas compatibility -  ensure maximum service life of the compressor lubricant
  • Compliance with waterway regulations
Andreas Dodos, Chemical Engineer, ELDON'S
12:10

Chairman’s closing remarks

12:20

Lunch and end of conference


The organisers reserve the right to change the programme, speakers or venue should circumstances require.
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