ACI’s US Base Oils & Lubricants Summit will be taking place in Des Moines, IA on 22nd – 23rd of August, 2018. The two day event will bring together professionals across the lubricant supply chain to address current industry issues, explore new opportunities and network with peers.
As regulations on the quality of both heavy-duty and passenger car motors oils become more strict, professionals across the entire lubricant spectrum can feel the impact. Join us and learn how leaders from base oil producers, lubricant blenders, additive manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers are confronting these challenges and pushing the boundaries of what modern lubricants are capable of.
Featuring an Exclusive ELM Site Visit
August 21, 2018 • Attendance size limited. Reserve now!
About ELM: Founded in 2000 by Professor Lou Honary and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Research Foundation to market biobased lubricants and grease technologies transferred from the University’s National Agriculture-Based Lubricants Center (UNI-NABL); also founded by Honary in 1991. In 2014, Honary retired from the University to manage ELM full time. A leading manufacturer of biobased greases in the US, ELM uses a unique patented microwaved-based grease process to manufacture biobased greases along with a wide array of liquid lubricants. Currently headquartered in an 87,000-sq. ft. facility in Grundy Center, Iowa, the company is privately owned and markets its products primarily via established petroleum lubricant manufacturers and distributors under private label and ELM brand: http://www.elmusa.com/.
Currently ELM’s retail biobased lubricants and greases are marketed primarily under the UltraLube brand by Plews-Edelmann of Dixon, Illinois and can be found in most US based big box stores including Lowes and Home Depot. Other products with significant market reach are ELM’s biobased rail curve greases, wire rope grease, drill rod grease, automotive and truck chassis and bearing greases, food grade grease, elevator hydraulic fluid, lubricant/penetrant, universal tractor transmission hydraulic fluid, bar-chain lubricants, and full line of general purpose fluids used in metal cutting applications.
Limited attendance visit. Space reserved on a “first come, first served” basis. Register now to reserve attendance at the site visit.
Conference Chairperson and Speaker
Sanjuro Consulting Inc.
R&D Engineering Specialist
Senior Manager EOLCS/DEF/MOM
American Petroleum Institute
Technical Expert-Fluids Engineering
Powertrain Operating Fluids Engineer
Detroit Diesel / Daimler Trucks North America
V.P. Regulatory Activities
Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA)
Founder and President
Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, Inc.
Fluids Engineering Group Manager
Sr. Regional Chief Engineer – Automotive
Industry Liaison Manager Americas
Infineum USA LP
Representing ACC Petroleum Additives Panel
Global Business Manager of Lubricants
K & E Petroleum Consultants
Principal of Biotechnology, Petrochemical Renewable Energy Business Development
Lawrence D. Sullivan & Company
Principal Engineer – Advanced Powertrain & Emissions
Southwest Research Institute
Director of Regional Sales
Base Oils and Intermediate Products
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