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Lubricants Can’t Be Green … Can They?

John Sander | Vice President of Research & Development, Lubrication Engineers
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WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:

Is it possible for lubricants to be considered environmentally friendly? Learn about how biodegradability, bioaccumulation and ecotoxicity tests are used to measure the environmental impact of lubricants. Beyond that, find out how lubrication programs can be green through responsibly planned purchasing, storage, use and disposal – a challenge to the limited regulatory view of green lubricants that fails to consider longer lubricant and component life, and decreased energy use.

Learning Takeaways:

1) Yes, lubricants can be “green” – in a variety of ways.
2) How lubrication programs can reduce waste, reduce energy use and reduce environmental impact.
3) The importance of using biodegradability, bioaccumulation and ecotoxicity measurements – along with traditional lubricant performance attributes – to determine which environmentally friendly lubricant is right for your application.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

John Sander, Vice President of Research & Development, Lubrication Engineers, Inc., has aBS in chemistry from Wichita State University and an MS in environmental science from Friends University. In 1989 he began his career at Lubrication Engineers, where he has been responsible for a variety of lubricant quality, formulation and testing activities. He holds CLS and OMA I certifications from STLE, and a CLGS certification from NLGI. His memberships include SAE, NLGI, ACS and STLE. He has authored or co-authored 20+ technical and marketing papers and one book chapter (Chapter 13: “Petroleum Oil Hydraulic Fluids” in the Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Technology). He is a past winner of the NLGI Author’s Award.

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John Sander Vice President of Research & Development, Lubrication Engineers

John Sander, Vice President of Research & Development, Lubrication Engineers, Inc., has aBS in chemistry from Wichita State University and an MS in environmental science from Friends University. In 1989 he began his career at Lubrication Engineers, where he has been responsible for a variety of lubricant quality, formulation and testing activities. He holds CLS and OMA I certifications from STLE, and a CLGS certification from NLGI. His memberships include SAE, NLGI, ACS and STLE. He has authored or co-authored 20+ technical and marketing papers and one book chapter (Chapter 13: “Petroleum Oil Hydraulic Fluids” in the Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Technology). He is a past winner of the NLGI Author’s Award.