Area General Manager
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Born in Hungary, Peter Kaali first moved to Sweden to study for his PhD. After graduating, he became a project manager at Nynas and then moved on to become technical coordinator for process and tyre oils. Find out what's on Peter's mind.
Equip to grip
Our new adhesives lab is about to receive a lot of exciting new equipment. There's compounding equipment, which is basically a mixer, and then there's a coater-laminator for sample preparation, and a mechanical testing machine, which is basically a tensile tester that can pull samples apart multiple times to allow us to study the adhesive qualities.
What does the industry need today and what will it need tomorrow? Keeping that question in mind gives me more confidence when thinking about investments, how we get the most out of any new instruments that need to be cost effective and offer a maximum return.
Show up in person
I believe one of our key advantages is the competence and knowledge we have in-house. So how better to show it off than turning up in person at conferences and seminars? It's not just about promoting Nynas, it's really fun to meet colleagues and customers from around the world.
Gear up to run
I'm training for the 10-km Midnight Run, when thousands of people run through Stockholm in the middle of the night. With its tough winters, Sweden demands that you invest in the whole set of clothes and gear need to run even in the bitter cold.
Mull it over
I spend a lot of time thinking trough technical issues – even when I go running – because one of my main tasks is to provide support. Marketing and sales may need a helping hand but a big part of it is external, making sure customers get the back-up they need. Customised solutions are our forte, so I always try to visit the customer.
Fasten your seatbelt
I try to be a smart traveller by visiting customers on the same trips that I take to speak at a conference, for example. It's effective, sure, but it's also enjoyable when you get the most out of a business trip.
Rubber and lubricants need to come into contact with each other in many applications. But there are often problems with what is known as rubber "ageing": a deterioration of the properties of the rubber due to interactions between the rubber and the grease/base oils involved. Read more about Complex interaction between rubber and lubricants