ACI’s European Base Oils & Lubricants Online Series will be returning at 3pm-5pm CET on Tuesday 23rd March 2021. The two hour event will bring together up to 500 key industry stakeholders from the base oil & lubricants industry.
We aim to provide an experience as close to be an in-person event as possible, whilst maximising the opportunity for gaining industry insights and networking with peers. When you network at a live event, you take in the room, decide who you would like to talk to and then approach them. If you are unable to meet and talk with the people you want, what is the point? Here, everyone has their microphone and camera on, replicating the face-to-face benefits of an in-person conference.
This is most evident in our Q&A session, in which you can ‘raise your hand’ and actually have a dialogue with the speaker and contribute to the conversation. Moreover, our recurring series format allows attendees to reconvene with each event and establish relationships over time.
Tuesday 19th January, 9am-11am CET
Shaping the Future | Change is Happening
As many of us are aware, the transportation industry is at an important crossroads: globalization, electrification, technology development, ongoing regulatory changes and growth in emerging markets are set to change the face of the industry in the next decade. All of us as industry stakeholders are faced with an interesting and challenging dynamic as demand in mature markets is reducing whilst the emerging markets continue to show further growth.
These are likely to be significantly impacted by rapidly changing events across the entire value chain – from evolving consumer preferences in cars, and the needs of fleet operators or managers, to the operation of broader distribution channels with expanding supply chains. To remain as market leaders, companies across the complete vehicle value chain need to assess how well they are prepared to respond to the evolving industry trends. This will allow manufacturers to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead. We will be required to ask ourselves how and where these demands will evolve, as well as how our products, business models and ways of engaging need to be adapted to these changes, both in the market general and OEM arenas.
For this online interactive session, we will share some thoughts and insights around the changing hardware architecture that impact lubricant technology design. This will focus on the passenger car and commercial vehicle markets, along with the e-Mobility area and how this has challenged conventional thinking around testing and is leading to new methodologies in the evaluation of products for the future.
Simon Evans, Director Strategic OEM Group, Lubrizol
Simon Joined Lubrizol in 1989 and has served in a variety of roles across the Lubrizol Additives division, including mechanical testing, field testing, project, product management and commercial disciplines. Prior to his current role in the OEM Group, Simon was responsible for the Middle East and India for Driveline products across the Off-Highway, Automatic Transmission and Automotive Gear Oil areas.
Simon has an HND in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Derby University.
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.
We combine our understanding of what end users want with our knowledge of chemistry and capabilities in formulation and application development. We connect our unique chemistry expertise, formulation and applications capabilities, and market insights to positively impact the lives of our customers’ end users around the globe. Our worldwide lab infrastructure supports customers on a global scale and a regional basis. And our broad portfolio of products provides the ability to efficiently leverage our technology across wide-ranging markets and applications.
We support our global customers through two business segments:
With strong customer and OEM partnerships, market knowledge and technology, we are focused on strengthening the leadership positions we have earned in Lubrizol Additives over many years. We deliver reliability and efficiency for end users through additive technologies for engine oils, driveline applications, petrol and diesel fuel and industrial lubricants. On any given day, Lubrizol technology keeps more than half of the world’s vehicles operating efficiently and reliably.
Lubrizol Advanced Materials:
Lubrizol Advanced Materials focuses on delivering unique formulations that enable the distinct characteristics in our customers’ products, such as enhanced durability in athletic apparel, nourishment in hair care products and better colour quality in digital printing.
Our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users.
Thursday 25th February, 9am-11am CET
Evolution of Lubricants for Electrified Transmissions at Scania | E-Motor Failure Case Study
Scania has a strong commitment to reduce the CO2 emissions from the trucks and buses that we produce as well as from our own operations. By 2025, Scania expects that electrified vehicles will account for around 10 percent or our total vehicle sales volumes in Europe and by 2030, 50 percent of our total vehicle sales volumes are expected to be electrified. To do this we offer vehicles that can are fully (BEV) or partly (PHEV) powered by electricity.
Our first electrified hybrid drivetrain was introduced in 2015 and in the following years we have learnt a lot on how to increase the durability especially with regards to corrosion of the electric motor.
This presentation will share some of the findings we have made. And some new methods we are using for screening corrosion properties of transmission oil on copper in the electric motor.
Pär Nyman M.Sc. Technical Manager Transmission and Axle Oils, Scania
Tuesday 23rd March, 3pm-5pm CET
Global Ecolabelling Network and Biodegradable Lubricants
In the beginning of presentation, the overview of a global ecolabelling network will be given. The global ecolabelling network is composed of 29 ecolabelling organisations throughout the world which represent nearly 60 countries and territories.
After this, the presentation will focus on ecolabels present in the European Union such as Ecolabel, Blue Angel and Nordic Swan. These are the most present ecolabels in the European Union.
A brief overview of these ecolabels will be given. A brief overview will include a short history, countries of the European Union in which these ecolabels are present, number of products for which these ecolabels were issued, etc.
A similar brief overview of ecolabels present in China, Russia and Israel will be given.
China as the biggest market has three different ecolabels: China Environmental Labelling, China Environmentally Friendly Certification and Green Mark Program. Brief overview of all three Chinese ecolabels will be given in the presentation as well as possibilities of entering the Chinese market with ecolabels issued outside of China.
Since the Russian market is also big, an overview of Russian ecolabel Vitality Leaf will be given.
Israeli green label represents the only member of the global ecolabelling network from the Middle East, so an overview of this green label will be given.
After covering ecolabels, the powerpoint will focus on biodegradable products (chainsaw oil, formworking agent and cleaning agenet) that were developed by NIS a.d.
At the end of the powerpoint a few slides will be given about the company NOVVI since it is the only company in the world which process plant oils to produce base oils and lubricants.
Dr Srdjan Sokolovic, Expert Coordinator for Chemicals and Waste Management, NIS Gazprom Neft
Tuesday 27th April, 9am-11am CET
Speaker: Dr Suhair Abdelhalim, Global Technology Manager, Passenger Car Engine Oils, Petronas
Presentation Title: “Exploring the Newly Released ACEA Light Duty Engine Oil Sequences”
Details on this edition coming soon.
Tuesday 22nd June, 3pm-5pm CET
Speaker: Bhaskar Mukherjee, Business Development Manager, Base Oils, Chevron
Standard bookings can be made using the tickets at the bottom of this event’s web page, but there are group discounts that are available for multiple ticket registrations, season tickets and tickets that include both the ‘virtual’ and the ‘live’ events. For more information on the special rates and all the details on what exactly is included in the Premium passes please contact:
Cheryl Williams on +44 203 141 0605 or email your request to: [email protected]
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