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ACI’s 2018 US Base Oils and Lubricants Summit

Date: 22nd August 2018 - 23rd August 2018 Location: Des Moines - Iowa - USA

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!


22nd August 2018
23rd August 2018
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Garett Williams – Content
312 780 0700
Angela Hamilton – Sponsorship, Marketing & Sales
414 221 1700


Des Moines, IA United States + Google Map
  • US Base Oil and Lubricant Market Forecasts
  • Analysis of Latin American and Global Markets
  • Base Oil Producers’ Responses to Market Shift
  • Ensuring Supply and Product Quality in a Global Market
  • Bulk Liquid Logistics
  • GF-6 and PC-11 Engine Oil Specifications
  • Low-Speed Pre-Ignition
  • Biologically-Sourced Lubricants and Greases
  • Lubricant and Engine Development
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Site Visit: ELM • August 21, 2018

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.

This two-day conference will offer excellent opportunities for you to network with your peers: CEOs, CIOs, CSOs, Vice-Presidents, Directors, and Senior Managers responsible for…

  • Base Oil Refiners
  • Lubricant Blenders
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Consultants
  • Regulatory and Policy Officers
  • Additive Manufacturers
  • Market Analysts
  • Transportation & Storage Companies
  • Oil Analysis Service Providers


Lubes’n’Greases is LNG Publishing’s flagship, award-winning, independent monthly magazine for and about the global lubricants industry. Every month, print and digital editions deliver hard news, features and informed opinions covering automotive and industrial lubricants, metalworking fluids, greases, base stocks, additives, packaging, biodegradable and synthetic products, companies, people, issues and trends affecting the industry. For more information on Lubes’n’Greases magazine click here.

Website: www.LubesnGreases.com

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ACI's First US Base Oils and Lubricants Summit - Delegate Pass - Solution Providers$2,500.00
ACI's First US Base Oils and Lubricants Summit - Delegate Pass - End Users, Consultants, Base Oil and Lubricant Companies$1,995.00
ACI's First US Base Oils and Lubricants Summit - Delegate Pass - Government, Academic, and Non-Profit$1,595.00
ACI's First US Base Oils and Lubricants Summit - Documentation Pack$615.00
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