Bracknell, UK (PRWEB) April 09, 2013
Afton Chemical will be presenting at the annual UNITI Mineral Oil Technology Congress, which takes place in Stuttgart on April 9 - 10, 2013. The event has 470 representatives attending from 22 countries, and covers a wide range of fuel, lubricating oil and grease presentations focused on a number of key trends, issues, and developments facing the industry today.
Dr. Harald Maelger of Afton Chemical, along with Jörg Meyer-Berge from Daimler AG, will conduct a presentation covering "Lubricants in the Evolution of Mercedes-Benz Transmissions - Less is more! Reduce Viscosity". Both speakers will discuss how the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) jointly developed by Daimler, Shell, Fuchs and Afton provides reduced CO2 emissions plus is the lowest viscosity ATF worldwide - where lubricant and additive have provided a significant contribution - without there being compromises with regards to transmission protection or endurance.
Additionally, Jon Pilbeam, Senior R&D Engineering Specialist, will be presenting a session about “Maintaining vehicle and fuel injection integrity for Off Road vehicles through the use of multifunctional additive technology”. The in-depth presentation will discuss the challenges for Off Road vehicles due to a combination of changing fuel quality with more advanced but sensitive engine technology.
For more information on how Afton Chemical can meet your transmission fluid requirements, visit the Driveline section of our website. Alternatively, visit our Fuel Additives section to understand more about our fuel technology and product range.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Harald Maelger is a Senior Global OEM Manager for Afton Chemical. He is the point of contact between internal R&D and global OEMs, in cooperation with lubricant partners. He has management responsibility of First Fill and Service Fill fluid developments in the area of Automotive Transmissions, especially step type Automatic Transmission and DCT. Dr Maelger is a graduate of the University of Hamburg and has a PhD in Chemistry.
Jon Pilbeam is the Senior R&D Engineering Specialist within the fuels team at Afton Chemical Corporation. In the 19 years since gaining his honours degree from Coventry University’s automotive design course, he has worked for various organisations on projects ranging from Infinitely Variable Transmission to oil quality deterioration software. Whilst at a leading automotive manufacturer, he became a fuel and lubes specialist representing the company at CEN, ACEA and BSi and subsequently bought this experience to Afton in July 2012. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
ABOUT 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.