They say the Early Bird gets the worm. In this case, the bird also saves $90. If you plan to attend STLE's 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition but have not registered yet, you can save $90 by doing so by April 18. That is the Early Bird deadline for both members and non-members. Anyone who registers after April 18 pays an additional $90. The fastest and easiest way to register is online, click here to get started. For the Tardy Bird, on-site registration will be available for the meeting.
The best things in life don't happen every day. We enjoy the quarterly release of the Metalworking Fluid Newsletter from the Special Interest Group at STLE. It provides a collection of the past news and recent articles from STLE related to metalworking fluids. It also has links for listening to archived Webinars and a schedule of upcoming STLE courses and events. We will send you a reminder each quarter when these are published.
The use of chlorinated paraffin as extreme pressure additives in metalworking fluids is a long debated topic in the metalworking fluid industry. Chlorinated paraffins have shown usefulness in applications involving the most difficult materials such as Inconel and various grades of Stainless Steel, however they are never accepted by many state and federal agencies like The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the State of California EPA.
The Blade published "The Toledo Blade Top Workplaces"- a list of the best places to work in the Toledo metro area. Congratulations to Master Chemical, who has been named third in the small business category. Top Workplaces evaluation is based purely on the results of an employee survey. Essentially, they rank the companies based on the ratings that employees give them. They believe employees are the best judging panel.
Many oil mist producing applications result in operators being exposed to wide range of hazardous substances in the workplace. These contaminants include fumes, vapors, mists of numerous chemical compounds and micro-organisms. Depending upon the substance and the extent of exposure, employees can experience a wide range of adverse health effects potentially leading to variety of diseases.
Attendees at STLE's 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, May 18-22 at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, will hear a record number of technical presentations. More than 450 technical presentations are slated for the five-day event. Combined with student posters, the total number of technical presentations attendees may choose from exceeds 500. To put that in perspective, STLE's annual conference normally generates about 350 technical presentations.