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Monday, January 8

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

Tuesday, January 9

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

General Session

John Burke, Quaker Houghton

Holly Alfano, ILMA

Catharine Golden, Etna Products

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Sustainability Aspects in the Use of Processing Media for Forming or Cutting – How to Reduce Environmental Impact and Health Hazard in Production Processes

Stefan Joksch, Ometa

Considerations for Changing Aluminum Cold Rolling Base Oil

James Anglin, Allegany Petroleum

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

2023 STLE Trends Report – Emerging Issues and Trends In Tribology and Lubrication Engineering and their Impact on Metalworking Fluids

Neil Canter, Chemical Solutions

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Understanding the Environmental Science of Chlorinated Paraffin– A Scientific Review of Recent Environmental Testing, Environmental Field Work

Andrew Jaques, CPIA

Innovation in Sustainability for a Better Tomorrow

Shannon McGee, Quaker Houghton

10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Regulatory Landscape – Overview of Recent Changes in U.S, EU, Canada, and Globally (POPs)

Andrew Jaques, CPIA
ASTM Subcommittee E34.50 Standards Addressing Metalworking Fluid Health And Safety Issues
Fred Passman, BCA

10:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Waste Treatment of Metalworking Fluids

John Burke, Quaker Houghton

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Industry Perspectives on Chlorinated Paraffin use in Metalworking Fluids

Andrew Jaques, CPIA

Phosphorus and Silicone Free Staining Inhibitor for Light Weight Metals

Jiali Jiang, Solvay

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Luncheon with Keynote

Dr. Robert Jackson, Auburn University
The industrial landscape is evolving quickly with artificial intelligence (AI), additive manufacturing and alternative energy sources, and tribology will remain a critical aspect. However, it has become more difficult to recruit into the field. Dr. Robert Jackson of Auburn University, creator and director of the United States’ first minor in tribology, will give an update on the university's program, now in its 11th year. He will also share insight into what it's like to work with the current generation of students and what they are looking for with respect to career development. As the lubricants industry seeks to attract young employees, Dr. Jackson will explore how to market the field of tribology to the next generation. 

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins in Water-Miscible Metalworking Fluids: Making The Case For Continued Use

John Howell, GHS Resources

2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

MediumChain Chlorinated Paraffins - Identifying Critical Uses And Why That Is So Important

John Howell, GHS Resources

Looking at Your ESG

Beth Ann Jones, Hangsterfers

2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Super Critical Fluid Metalworking Fluids: A Global Perspective on Applied Research and Commercial Implementations

Steve Skleros, U of Michigan

2:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Replacement of Chlorinted Parffins in Heavy-Duty Metalworking Processes

Wilhelm Rehbein, Lanxess

What an End User Wants From a Fluid Supplier

Don Smolenski, SMO Consulting

3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Role of Metalworking Fluid Microbicides in an Increasingly Restrictive Regulatory Environment

Fred Passman, BCA

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Chlorinated Paraffin Replacement Challenges and Additive Selection Strategies

Ted McClure, Sea Land Chemical

PFAS Roadmap: What Metalworking Fluid Producers And Users Need To Know Now

John Howell, GHS Resources

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Metal Interactions When Using Metalworking Fluids

John Burke, Quaker Houghton

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



Wednesday, January 10

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Sustainability Strategies From the Perspective Of A Performance Additive Manufacturer

Michael Staples, KAO

High Performance Lubricity Additives For New Challanges

Selim Erham, Process Oils

9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

What Makes a Sulfur Compound Inactive Vs Active? An Examination of Sulfur Compounds and It's Effects on Lubricants

John Williams, Dover

Optimizing Next Generation Wire Drawing Lubes

Kathleen Havelka, Advancion (Previous Angus)

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Regulatory Update

Jeff Leiter, Bassman, Mitchell, Alfano and Leiter

9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Metalworking Fluids in Hybrid Manufacturing

Dr. Rob Jackson, University of Auburn

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Controlling Metalworking Fluid Failure (Part 1)

John Burke, Quaker Houghton

Meeting Sustainability Standards in Metal Working Fluids Using Specialty Additives

Stefanie Velez, Munzing

11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Controlling Metalworking Fluid Failure (Part 2)

John Burke, Quaker Houghton

Synthetic Esters in Metalworking Fluids: Pioneering Sustainability for Enhanced Performance and Reduced Carbon Footprint

Valentina Serra-Holm, Perstorp

Mon, Jan 8
Tues, Jan 9
Wed, Jan 10
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