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Optimizing the drive for performance and innovative formulation in an increasingly regulated environment – A complex balancing act?

The demand for high performance and innovation in the industrial lubricants market is being driven by regulation alongside evolving end-user requirements. Just what does this mean for the selection and formulation process? Alongside this is the evolution of sustainable and bio-based products as creating environmentally acceptable lubricants becomes a priority. 
 
The ICIS & ELGI North American Industrial Lubricants Congress provides the ultimate platform to discuss and debate the key challenges facing the sector. Take a deep dive into specific applications and the impact of REACH regulation and registration on the availability of chemicals, and the formulations they supply, this is the only event of its type covering both technical and commercial topics. 
 
Reasons to attend The 2nd North American Industrial Lubricants Congress 
 
With attendees and speakers from the entire industrial lubricants value chain, gain a 360⁰ perspective on the industry
   
Hear expert speakers deliver insightful and innovative presentations around the most pressing industry priorities 
   
Take advantage of unrivalled networking opportunities and make those essential business connections for the year ahead 
   
Brand new for 2017: Understanding challenging applications; Marine, Power Generation and Food Grade Lubrication 


plus much more… 

Agenda 2017

Conference Day 1: Tuesday 12 September

8:00
Registration and refreshments

8:50
Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
Terry Dicken, Chairman, ELGI
9:00
Brexit and a new administration – What will this mean for the chemical industry
  • An update on Brexit 
  • What will this mean for international trade?
  • Changing policies in North America – what happens now?
9:40
Global base stock outlook – Shifting priorities?
  • Supply, demand and capacity outlook
  • How is the shift to higher group base oils impacting the industrial sector
  • What is the outlook for brightstock demand in light of new capacity?
Ernie Henderson, President, K&E PETROLEUM CONSULTING
10:20
Refreshment break and networking

10:50
Analyzing the state of play of the industrial lubricants market
  • Assessing supply and demand dynamics for key industrial applications 
  • Examining key political, environmental and regulatory drivers 
  • In a market of relatively flat volumetric supply, where are the growth opportunities?
Michael Kochanek, Manager, Kline
11:30
Exploring PAOs and other synthetics as industrial base stocks in a performance driven environment
  • PAO demand drivers and growth opportunities 
  • Cost vs. value in the synthetics market 
  • Blending with heavier base stocks in the semi-synthetics market 
  • Performance advantages and innovative applications for high and low viscosity PAOs
Ken Hope, Global PAO Technical Services Manager, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
12:10
Navigating regulatory complexities – What does this mean for industrial lubricants?
  • Will regulation be the main driver for the sector in the short to mid term?
  • Defining the reach of REACH – how does this impact on North America?
  • Will the new administration mean a change of direction for the EPA? What will this look like?
Jessica Onyshko, Senior Consultant, Anthesis
12:50
Lunch and networking

13:50
A lubricant manufacturer’s perspective on the industry – Improving productivity and efficiency
Kathleen Havelka, Director Research & Development, Fuchs Lubricants Co
14:30
Do chlorinated paraffins have a future in such a regulation rich environment?
  • How did we get to where we are today?
  • Where does the industry and regulation currently stand on this?
  • Exploring the benefits of chlorinated paraffins in extreme pressure environments
  • Does a viable alternative exist?
Tom Kelley, Global Business Director Chlorinated Products, Dover Chemical Corporation
15:10
Refreshment break and networking

15:40
Are environmental drivers influencing lubricant selection and formulation in marine applications?
  • Lubricant formulation in line with design evolution
  • Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) for propellers, thrusters and hydraulic equipment 
  • Defining Vessel General Permit (VGP) expectations and their impact on the lubricants sector
Serge Dal Farra, Global Marketing Director, Total Lubmarine
16:20
Innovation in additives – Formulations of the future in a market of restricted availability
  • Classification and regulation – how is this affecting the toolbox of chemicals available to the industry?
  • Is the demand for EALs driving innovation in additives?
  • Creating high performance lubricants through the effective use of additives
17:00
Close of Day One

Conference Day 2: Wednesday 13 September

8:50
Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
Terry Dicken, Chairman, ELGI
9:00
An end-user perspective on manufacturing evolution and lubrication specifications
  • How is innovation in manufacturing driving lubricant selection and performance requirements?
  • Receiving OEM approval – process and priorities 
  • Drivers for selecting synthetic lubricants 
  • Challenges for the end-user – managing inventory and ensuring consistency
Allison Dries, Engineering Team Leader, Advanced Materials Technology, Caterpillar Inc
9:40
Overcoming the complexities for food grade lubrication
  • Ensuring compliance in a higher risk application  
  • Understanding the selection and application process for food safe lubricants 
  • Impact of legislation on direct food contact risk
Tyler Housel, Head of Lexolube Division, Zschimmer & Schwarz
10:50
Metalworking fluids – Analyzing the priorities in the biocides market
  • What is the future of formaldehyde?
  • Performance and reliability advantages of biocides in water-based applications
  • Salt registrations – interpreting regulation and implementation
11:00
Refreshment break and networking

11:30
Panel Discussion: Treatment and disposal of metalworking fluids
  • Selecting the appropriate disposal method in light of the regulatory classification of the waste 
  • Factors to consider – regulation, environment, cost 
  • Challenges and opportunities – looking to the future
John Burke, Global Director Engineering Services, Houghton International
12:10
Chairman’s closing remarks
12:20
Lunch and networking

2017 Speakers 

The 2nd North American Industrial Lubricants Congress agenda features a cutting edge speaker line-up of senior industry experts from the highest profile companies in the world. The 2017 speaker line up will be announced soon.

Testimonials
 Good mix of market overview and in-depth technical papers. Good networking opportunists across the supply chain.
Andreas Dodos, Chemical Engineer, ELDON'S SA
 Well organized and informative presentations.
Michael Sheehan, Senior Staff Chemist, ExxonMobil Corp.
 Chance to hear from and meet industrial lubricant value chain leaders in an intimate setting to broaden your network and expand your knowledge base.
David Stonecipher, Global Strategic Marketing Manager, Chemtura Corporation
 Great venue to discuss current topics and network with peers.
Andrew Larson, Market Segment Manager, The Dow Chemical Company
 Excellent insight into global trends and markets.
Nick Johnson, Product Line Specialist, Chevron Oronite

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