Richmond, VA, (PRWEB) October 12, 2013
Afton Chemical’s Joe Kaperick will present on the topic of “Copper Corrosion in Grease” at the 17th CLGI Technical Conference in Guilin, Guangxi China October 11-14, 2003. Mr. Kaperick will be discussing how a successful lubricating grease formulation requires the careful balance of high performance additive components which are often in competition with each other. A classic example is the use of active sulfur compounds to provide protection under high loads. These same components can be antagonistic towards copper often having an unacceptably corrosive effect on the metal.
At the same time, it is also important to understand the context of copper corrosion testing and its correlation to real world applications for which greases are intended. In this study, the effects of performance additives, test conditions and water on copper corrosion are investigated.
About the Speaker:
Joe Kaperick is a Customer Technical Service Advisor for Greases at Afton Chemical Corporation. Joe began working for Afton Chemical in their St. Louis manufacturing facility as an Analytical Chemist in 1991 and moved to their Richmond, Virginia headquarters in 1994. He has been in the Industrial Technical Service area since 1999. Joe received a Masters Degree in Analytical Chemistry from St. Louis University as well as undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, Fine Arts and Classical Humanities. He is an active participant in STLE and ASTM, chair of the ELGI/NLGI Grease Cleanliness Working Group and a Board member of NLGI.
About the Afton Chemical:
Afton Chemical Corporation, part of the NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) family of companies, develops and manufactures petroleum additives that help fuels burn cleaner and more efficiently, engines run smoother, and machines last longer. We offer performance fuel additives and refinery chemicals, such as gasoline performance additives, diesel fuel additives, lubricity improvers, and cold flow improvers; driveline products, such as automotive gear oil and automatic transmission fluid additives; engine oil additives for passenger car engines, heavy duty diesel engines, and railroad and marine diesel engines; additives for industrial products, such as antiwear and R&O hydraulic oils, industrial gear oils, grease, and industrial specialty chemicals. The company supports global operations through regional headquarters located in Asia Pacific, EMEAI, Latin America and North America. Afton Chemical Corporation is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.