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Five Key Trends That Leaders Need to Know About the Future of Metalworking Fluids

Date: February 27, 2018 (Tuesday)

Location:  Courtyard Canton, 4375 Metro Cir NW, North Canton, OH - 44720

Speaker:   John Burke, CMFS, Houghton International

     John Burke is the Global Director of Engineering for Houghton International.  He received his engineering degree from the University of Dayton in 1971. He has 46 years of experience in the metalworking industry. He has 8 U.S. patents and over 90 international patents. John has made over 100 presentations in the areas of metalworking fluid wastewater treatment, and metalworking fluid recycling. He is the lead author of the chapters “Waste Treatment” and “Recycling of Metalworking Fluids” in the Third Edition of the book Metalworking Fluids. John has been an instructor for the STLE Metalworking Fluid Education Course for the past 26 years. John is a Certified Metalworking Fluid Specialist (CMFS). John became a Fellow in STLE in 2011. John received an award from President George Bush at the White House in 1991 for advances in waste minimization.  

      The metalworking fluid industry faces many challenges. Global environmental, health and safety laws are constantly changing therefore placing additional demands on the metalworking fluid industry.  There are also chemical restrictions by countries, local governments and by end users further affecting metalworking fluids. Other changes such as consumer market demands that seem unrelated to metalworking fluids can still affect the industry. Simply reacting to external changes can result in short term disruptions in production and potentially higher costs. In general, these market changes or restrictions are usually known well in advance of the change or restricted use date. Staying even slightly ahead of these changes can be accomplished by participation in Educational Societies and Trade Associations. Watching trends however, can give formulators and end users an even better prediction of what might be the next restricted chemical or new law. This presentation will discuss five trends that are likely to impact the metalworking fluid industry.

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The reservation deadline is February 23, 2018 (Fri).

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STLE MEMBERS:                            $20.00
NON-STLE MEMBERS:                  $25.00
STUDENT MEMBER:                     $5.00


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