Our July focus on the difficulties of measurement of microbial growth brings this to our attention. ASTM recently added Work Item: ASTM WK46797 – “New Test Method for Quantitative Evaluation of Bactericidal Activity of Non-Porous Antimicrobial-Treated Articles.” According to their website: “This standard method will be used to determine the antimicrobial properties of non-porous articles treated with specific antimicrobial agents.
Instructor Dr. Alan Eckard’s presentation will explore the definitions of synthetic metal removal fluids (MRFs), with discussion of typical compositions, applications, attributes, trends in usage and new technology that is emerging. It is generally accepted that “synthetic” as applied to lubricants of all types means petroleum oil free. In some cases it may be further defined in metalworking situations as compositions which are chemical solutions of components in water.
Some good things come around every year. Christmas and New Years come to mind. But some good things don't. This is one of them. METALWORKING FLUID MAGAZINE has learned that the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association is in the planning phase for production of the 5th International Metal Removal Fluids Conference. The last one held in the US was six long years ago in 2008 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan. Co-planners for that event included AIHA, UEIL, and AIAG. It was three solid days of overlapping presentations on metalworking fluids. The currently planned location is Rosemont, Illinois.
Chemetall has earned the Q1 Supplier Status Certification from Ford Motor Company. The four primary areas that Ford's team looked at were certifications : ISO 9001/ISOTS 16949; ISO 14001 Certification (QS 9000/TE Certification for M&T only); Quality Operating System (QOS) and Performance Metrics and the Endorsements from Key Customers. In addition Chemetall adhered to the Q1 Site Assessment Evaluation Matrix.
In response to our recent postings related to our July focus on Real-time Microbial Viability Assessment and specifically regarding the research developing at Ghent University, we received comment from Dr. Volker R. Stoldt, Member of the BioStruct Research Group at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, where research is also being conducted in this critical area of optimization and worker safety. Dr. Stoldt provides us with additional insight into flow cytometry research and his opinion of the future of real-time assessments:
Leeds, UK April 17, 2014 When Q8Oils launched its Field Service Technician (FST) service at the MACH exhibition in 1992 it was an instant hit with visitors and was so well received in the wider industry that, at METCUT 1994, it received the Metalworking Production ŒTechnical Innovation¹ award.
Well known global metalworking fluid manufacturer Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) announced the acquisition of the remaining 49% ownership interest in its Australian affiliate,