Showing posts with label biobased lubricant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label biobased lubricant. Show all posts

Friday, April 19, 2013

Registration Now Open for May Webinars: Solvents & Cleaners and Biobased Lubes & Greases

This month we'll be featuring more on environmentally friendly, or biobased lubricants and greases, as well as solvents and cleaners. See below for more details on each and to preview upcoming topics.

Solvents & Cleaners in Industrial Applications
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013; 12-1 pm CST (with additional time for Q&A from 1-1:30)
Instructor: Russ Chambers, Quadra Chemicals
Overview: In this webinar, we will cover types on solvents and cleaners, as well as their composition and properties, leading to the selection of a solvent or cleaner. We’ll also cover industry-specific applications – the when, why and how you’d use a solvent or cleaner. We’ll also cover health and safety issues, as well as new regulations and trends.
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
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Biobased Lubes & Greases: Respected Market Contenders
Date/Time: Thursday, May 30, 2013; 12-1 pm CST (with additional time for Q&A from 1-1:30)
Instructor: Dr. Lou Honary, UNI-NABL
Overview: This webinar provides an overview of the technical and commercial opportunities in biobased lubricants and grease areas. Topics will include a brief historical review of the biobased lubricants and grease technologies, new developments in base vegetable or crop oils, base oil modifications including genetic enhancement of seed oils and chemical modifications of base oils, and advances in performance enhancing additives.  There will also be a brief presentation on new processing technologies for manufacturing biobased products.
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
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Upcoming topics:
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

In Search of: The Perfect Biodegradable Lubricant, continuing the discussion started in TLT

In this episode, we talk to Lou Honary, Professor and Director of the UNI-NABL Center in Waterloo, Iowa. He sheds some light on his contribution to the article appearing soon in the June issue of TLT, called "In Search Of: The Perfect Biodegradable Lubricant" by Jean Van Rensselar. Our conversation is part of the overall discussion started by the article, but takes it down a different path, including a discussion on the labeling system used by the USDA for biobased products.

Find out where the conversation goes by clicking the play button above, or by clicking here to download the episode, or you can read the transcript. You can get more information about Lou by viewing his profile. You can also peruse our website for more information about the subject. Keep an eye out for the article in the June issue, which is available online here at the beginning of June, and available in your mailbox! Update: TLT is unveiling a new cover, and some new features in the digital version - see if you can spot the changes!

Have an opinion on the subject? Leave us a comment below to take part in the discussion.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Biobased Lubricants with Dr. Joseph Perez

In the second installment of our interview with Dr. Joseph Perez, we discuss bio-based lubricants. Bio-based lubricants are defined as lubricants that are formulated with renewable and biodegradable base stocks. Dr. Perez covers the advantages, potential detractors, the competition with petroleum-based products, and the challenges faced when researching and working with bio-based lubricants.

This podcast is part of a series designed to give you more information about a given topic while also providing information about our upcoming education courses offered at the 2011 STLE Annual Meeting. You can listen to expert interviews and preview education courses at the same time. To listen to this episode, click the "play" button on the slider bar above, download this week's episode, or read the transcript. You can get more information on bio-based lubricants, explore more about the Annual Meeting and see what other courses are offered on our website.

You can read more about the topic by checking out the following articles: Eco-Friendly Fluids for the Lubricants Industry, Biobased Lubricants: Gearing up for a Green World, Everything Old is New Again, and Planting Hope. These are all articles that can be found in previous issues of TLT, Tribology & Lubrication Technology, STLE's monthly member magazine. Click here to view the digital version of this month's issue, or click here to get your own subscription.