Guidelines for Selecting Additives to Use in Metalworking Fluids
Instructor: Neil Canter, Chemical Solutions
Where: STLE University, live webinar event broadcast to your computer
When: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12-1:00 p.m., with optional Q&A from 1-1:30 p.m. Central Time
Cost: $39 for members, $59 for non-members
Selection of metalworking fluid additives is quite challenging because formulators are faced with developing products that contain as many as 20 components drawn from 13 different component types. Besides using the right components at the proper treat rate to prepare a stable metalworking fluid, formulators must make sure that the product works well under a diverse range of difficult operating conditions and also must be in compliance with the health & safety guidelines of the end user and the region where the end user is located. Examples of additive classes to be reviewed are emulsifiers, extreme pressure additives and reserve alkalinity boosters (amines). Different options are available to the metalworking fluid formulator in all three categories. One consideration that will be addressed is how formulations should be modified to minimize concerns that may arise as the metalworking fluid industry must comply with the Global Harmonized Standard (GHS) by the end of May, 2015.
Neil Canter received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1983 and his BS in Chemistry from Brown University in 1978. He has been working in the lubricant industry for over 25 years. Neil previously worked for Stepan Company and Mayco. Presently, Neil runs his own consulting company called Chemical Solutions. He specializes in commercial development, marketing, product development and regulatory support for the lubricant industry.
Neil is a member of American Chemical Society, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). Neil is currently a Contributing Editor responsible for writing the monthly Tech Beat column in STLE’s TLT magazine. He is also a member of the STLE Education Committee and the Chairman of STLE’s Metalworking Fluid Steering Committee.
In addition to the Tech Beat column, Neil has covered many topics on MWFs, additives and GHS via articles, presentations at past STLE local section meetings, and instructing in our upcoming Annual Meeting education courses, MWF 125 and MWF 130.
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