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Come hear Valentina Serra-Holm, Marketing & Technology Director at Nynas AB and a UEIL board member, on

10.30am on Friday 16th September, 2016 at The Palace Hotel, Manchester.

European and global base oil landscape is undergoing a significant change, with the restructuring of Group I production and investments in new Group II and III capacity.

The production restructuring has impacted the global availability of heavy oils, with tightness of heavy neutrals and tightness-to-shortage of bright stock.

The future supply-demand outlook for these grades will be discussed and existing alternatives will be compared.

Valentina earned a PhD in Chemical Reaction Engineering from Abo Akademi University in Finland and a PhD in Chemical Plants from Polytechnic of Turin. From 1996 to 2001 she worked as Senior Researcher at Abo Akademi.  During her academic career, she has published more than 40 scientific papers in the field of industrial catalysis and is co-assignee of a world patent for manufacturing of polyols. In 2001, Valentina joined Nynas AB, where she held several technical and marketing positions. In her current position Valentina holds the global market and technical responsibility for naphthenic oils within Nynas. Her main focus areas are the application and marketing of naphthenic oils in finished lubricants.


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