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Webinar: Challenges in Using Environmentally Friendly Fluids

Thursday, April 11, 2013

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

This presentation will be given by instructor Neil Canter, and will cover the challenges of using environmentally friendly fluids.

Challenges in Using Environmentally Friendly Fluids

Presenter: Neil Canter, Chemical Solutions

Where: STLE University, live webinar event broadcast to your computer

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12-1:00 p.m., with optional Q&A from 1-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $39 for members, $59 for non-members


Interest has increased over the past few years in using environmentally friendly lubricants. The purpose of this webinar is to provide information on the challenges in working with environmentally friendly lubricants. As part of this process, the confusion about what is an environmentally friendly lubricant and what is biodegradable is discussed. Two of the key detrimental properties for environmentally friendly lubricants are covered along with some of their main applications. Two government sponsored programs (the US Biopreferred Program and the European Union Eco-Label Program) are reviewed with details provided on what testing is needed to comply with both. Examples are given of guidelines for specific lubricant applications. The webinar will conclude with an assessment of the future of environmentally friendly lubricants.


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.

Neil has written articles covering new developments in biodegradable lubricants and a feature article entitled “What is Green?” that was in the December, 2010 issue of TLT. He has made presentations on biodegradable lubricants at past STLE local section meetings and was vice chair of the 2011 Biofuels and Biolubricants Education Course.

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