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2021 STLE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition

The 2021 STLE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition, being held May 17- May 20, includes a full complement of technical sessions, exhibitors, online award presentations, student poster competition and online networking sessions, including breakout Zoom sessions. Also being offered are five education courses that are broken out over a number of days, before and after the general meeting. No courses will overlap, so for the first time, you can attend the meeting, the trade show and take all the courses if you desire.


How Polyalkylene Glycols Save Energy in Industrial Gear Application - A Sustainability Case Study

Presenter: David Schaeffel, Global Marketing Segment Leader Industrial Lubricants

Date: Monday, May 17

Time: 5.00 - 5.30 PM ET

Abstract: For decades synthetic industrial gear oils gain market share against mineral oil-based gear oils. The main reasons for this trend are the drive towards increased productivity and reduction of total costs. Smaller gear boxes and reduced oil reservoirs on the one hand, coupled with the trend of higher loads and the extension of oil change intervals on the other hand make the utilization of high performing base stocks inevitable. Amongst the group of synthetic gear oils Polyalkylene Glycols (PAGs) offer a unique set of properties originating from their polar structure. Clean operation due to reduced varnish and sludge formation, high resistance against water contamination as well as superior load-carrying and lubrication properties are characteristics of PAGs in gear applications. We have systematically assessed the potential environmental impacts of one particular PAG production vs. its benefits due to lower friction, i.e. energy savings in the use phase in a case study example.

Structure-Performance Evaluation of Synthetic Metalworking Fluid Additives

Presenter: Stephanie Cole, Formulation Chemist Industrial Lubricants

Date: Wednesday, May 19

Time: 10.30 - 11.00 AM ET

Abstract: As the need for continuous productivity is required, machines are getting faster and operational severity is increasing. During manufacturing and processing of these nonferrous materials (e.g. rolling, cutting, forming, grinding), a metalworking fluid could be exposed to a variety of conditions that a metalworking fluid must withstand. Corrosion inhibitors can be a valuable tool used for formulating synthetic fluids. These additives are effective in protecting aluminum and, at the same time, deliver additional functionalities which help metalworking fluid formulators address today’s formulation challenges. Lubricity additives can vary with shape, size and solubility, contributing to the overall fluid performance. As improved health and safety attributes are becoming a necessity, it’s important to understand how molecular structure can impact product labeling. This presentation highlights the relationship of molecular structure to performance for a variety of additive types.

Hostaphat 1738 Phosphate Ester = Extreme Pressure + (Low Phosphorous)2 + Performance

Presenter: Stephanie Cole, Formulation Chemist Industrial Lubricants

Date: Wednesday, May 19

Time: 2.30 - 3.00 PM ETAbstract: The complexities of formulating metalworking fluids to address future industry trends and regulatory demands are a challenging aspect nowadays. Understanding the performance capabilities and synergies of the additives used to develop tomorrow’s fluids is essential to commercialize the optimal product for your portfolio of metal removal and forming products. Clariant will offer insights on optimizing your formulations by addressing these challenges with a new solution that offsets the current obstacles you may face with additive interactions. Hostaphat® 1738 is a novel phosphate ester EP/AW additive derived from renewable materials that exhibits exceptional low foaming properties. Its ease of use in a variety of metalworking formulations makes it a highly versatile lubricity additive for a formulator’s portfolio. Clariant’s effort to contribute to performance is reflected in the development of novel materials to optimize your product development efforts as partners in technology.