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08/01/2018 12:27

Europe’s largest international conference on tribology and lubrication

When the leading players in the industry in the field of Industrial and Automotive Lubrication gather in Stuttgart on 9-11 January, they have a packed programme ahead of them.

To be specific, the 21st International Colloquium Tribology is Europe’s largest international conference on tribology and lubrication, where they will be discussing everything from metalworking formulations to modern tribological test methods and polymers and classical materials.

Nynas will also be involved in Stuttgart in the form of technical presentations by Professor Thomas Norrby and Mehdi Fathi-Najafi, Senior Technical Advisor. Their presentations cover subjects including Emulsion Stability in Semi-Synthetic MWF Formulations and How to Optimize the Performance of Lubricating Greases by Selecting Suitable Base Oil Blends.

Presentations by Nynas staff at the conference:

9 January 2018

16:00 – 16:30 Thomas Norrby, L. Malm, P. Wedin, G. Ponti
Emulsion Stability in Semi-Synthetic MWF Formulations

17:00-17:30 Thomas Norrby, A.-L. Jonsson
Antioxidant Response in Base Oils Blends – The Role of Secondary AO and Base Oil Sulfur 

10 January 2018

12:00-12:30 Mehdi Fathi-Najafi
How to Optimize the Performance of Lubricating Greases by Selecting Suitable Base Oil Blends

14:30-15:00 Mehdi Fathi-Najafi
The Impact of the Naphthenic Oils on the Characteristics of the Conventional Lithium and Lithium Complex Greases

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