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UEIL 2021 Virtual Congress “From business resilience to sustainable growth – Re-imagining the future of the lubricants industry “

The Virtual edition of the UEIL Congress was organised over two days, on 20th and 21st October 2021.

The theme for 2021 was “From business resilience to sustainable growth – Re-imagining the future of the lubricants industry”. Topics included resilience & growth, sustainability in the lubricants industry, the European Green Deal and its impact for our sector, sustainable mobility, bio-based lubricants as well as diversity in the industry.

The Congress featured a mix of keynote speeches and technical presentations by prominent speakers, as well a series of roundtables. As UEIL also appreciates the importance of networking in those particular times, the event platform hosted two networking sessions where participants had the opportunity to organise bilateral networking meetings.

For any inquiries, please contact us at info@ueilcongress.org.

On-demand videos

Eni Additives: Eni Energy Evolution Green/Traditional Refining & Marketing
Fuchs: Challenges for the future
Beyond Limits: Next-generation Lubricant Formulation


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UEIL 2021 Virtual Congress Programme


Anna Rita Carta, Eni

SPEAKER: Circular economy in the lubricants industry


Anna Rita is a business manager with solid experience in the energy sector. She is passionate about innovation and works always with passion, motivation, and spirit of initiative. She is a graduate in Chemical Engineer and since she was a student she has always been fascinated by waste valorisation and the world of recycling. In fact, her thesis has been about “Energy valorisation of solid waste through combustion in a fluidized bed.” She is responsible for Eni Business Lubricants and has been working in Eni for 20 years. Previously, she was a Product Manager and process engineer in Sannazzaro e in Gela Refinery at the beginning of her career. She is also member of the following boards of directors: Enifuel, Eninefto, Cepim, CONOU and the strategic Group of Lubricants in UNEM (Italian petroleum Union).

Brent Lok, Novvi

SPEAKER: The value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace


Brent Lok joined Chevron in 1981 with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University. His tenure at Chevron focused on the lubricants industry. He started out in process and product technical support of RLOP Group II base oils, including the early development of Chevron’s ISODEWAXING technology. In 1989 Brent moved over to market and product management of finished lubricants, managing a wide range of lubricant products. In 1995, he came back to base oils ultimately becoming the global manager of base oil marketing and business development. He commercialized Chevron’s Group III base oils, UCBOs in 1997. In addition, he guided long-range strategies for Chevron’s global base oil business, in addition to being accountable for the product technology, marketing and business development support for Chevron’s base oil business, including the business justification for Chevron’s second major base oil investment, the PBOP base oil plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi in 2014.

After retiring at Chevron in 2019, Brent was recruited by Novvi in 2020 to be their V.P. Marketing,  helping to market Novvi’s renewable base oil products. 

Christian Hartmann, TAYRAŞ

SPEAKER: Circular economy in the lubricants industry


Christian is an entrepreneurial person. Parallel to his studies in economics at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Christian Hartmann managed the commercial part of a medium-sized machine building company. He combines more than 30 years of experience in waste oil, recycling and the lubricant industry.  As Managing Director, he has developed the BAUFELD and Puralube/Puraglobe group since 1990 until 2018. He participated as relevant shareholder in bitumen, paraffin, recycling of spent catalysts, waste management digitalization, enterprises, and others.  Christian has also been part of diverse expert councils and served as president of GEIR and board member of UEIL. Currently he chairs the UEIL Statistics Committee and the Raw Material Group within the UEIL Sustainability Committee. Recently, he has taken up a new challenge as Chief Sustainability Officer at Tayras Baz Yag Rafineri A.S., Turkey, developing the business of the first base oil group II/III re-refinery in the wider region with dedication to sustainability and growth.

Diana Higgins, Chevron

SPEAKER: The value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace


I joined Chevron back in 2000 as a Team Secretary.  Since then, I have undertaken a number of roles, including Executive Assistant, HR Assistant, Employee Relations Advisor, Projects and Planning Advisor as well as a Senior HR Business Partner.  These roles have seen me support a number of business units, including Lubricants, across the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. 

Whilst working at Chevron they supported my continuing learning and so I finished obtaining my BA Business Studies degree at London Metropolitan University, I started and completed my MA in Personnel & Development at the University of Westminster and received my Charted Institute of Personnel Development accreditation.

I recently joined Chevron’s office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Ombuds based in our London office.  In my role as Senior Diversity & Inclusion Business Advisor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, I help to establish and maintain internal key stakeholder partnerships to drive D&I initiatives across the enterprise as well as provide consultative support and guidance on diversity and inclusion initiatives, projects, analysis, and programs.

Enrique Garcia John, European Commission, DG Environment

KEYNOTE SPEECH: The European Green Deal


Enrique is a biochemist and a toxicologist working as a policy officer in the Waste Management and Secondary Materials Unit of DG Environment. He works in areas related to the interface between chemicals, products and waste and is currently involved in the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. Before joining the European Commission in 2010 he worked for 19 years as a consultant in the fields of environmental management and chemical safety. 

Horst Fehrenbach, ifeu

SPEAKER: Circular economy in the lubricants industry


Biologist and scientific director at ifeu. He joined the ifeu in 1991 and is managing and coordinating projects since 1994. In the 1990s, his work focused on the evaluation of environmental issues in the waste management sector. In addition to carrying out environmental impact studies and risk analyses for concrete plant planning (waste incineration plants, power plants, etc.), he conducts life cycle assessments and system comparisons of various waste management options. He has developed sustainability criteria and a basis for calculating greenhouse gas emissions for the German government. He has developed the first version of the ifeu refinery model in the late 90ies and applied it within a number of LCA studies in the field of mineral oil products. The LCA studies for the GEIR association and carbon footprint studies for individual companies are particularly worthy of mention.

Dr Ian Field, ATC Europe



Dr Ian Field studied chemistry at Oxford University, gaining an MA and D.Phil. in physical-organic chemistry.  From 1979 he worked in the lubricant additive industry, joining first Paramins (a division of Exxon Chemical) and subsequently Infineum UK Ltd (an ExxonMobil/Shell JV) on its formation in 1999.  In 2014 he formed Ian Field Consulting Limited which provides technical consultancy to the fuel and lubricant additive industry.

After a period in new lubricant additive component development and leading a research team, he moved to customer technical service where he formulated lubricant additive packages for oil marketer customers.  Later he moved into Industry Liaison, gaining experience in both fuels and lubricants activities.  From 2001 he was a European Industry Liaison crankcase lubricant representative for Infineum, responsible for contacts with several European OEMs as well as external relationships in the additive industry.  From 2007 he held global responsibility for Infineum’s crankcase Industry Liaison activities.

Within ATC, Ian represented Infineum in the Main Committee.  He has been chairman the Performance Testing Subgroup in which role he was involved in the tri-partite AAA forum, leading the ATC team in these discussions, chairman of the Representational Steering Group which manages ATC policy and external relationships, and was also president of ATC.

Ian has been involved in CEC activities for many years and was a member of the CEC Management Board representing ATC from 2006 to 2015 and was vice president from 2013 to 2015.

Jennifer Jordan, IMD Business School

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Transformational Leadership in the New Normal

Facing one of the most disruptive and transformational times in the 21st century, leaders are having to learn how to motivate, influence, and enable their teams in an entirely new, and constantly changing, environment. This “new type” of leadership requires a specific set of skills, behaviors, and mindset. In this keynote, I will talk about what leaders need to think and do and how to start doing it.


Jennifer Jordan is a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. She also holds an honorary chair in Human Resource Management at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Jennifer’s researches, teaches on and consults in the areas of leading digital, power and influence, and ethics. Prior to IMD, Jennifer was a lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management and Tuck School of Business in the United States. Her research articles are published in several top journals within management and social psychology and Jennifer serves on the editorial boards of two academic journals. In 2019, Jennifer was named as one of the top 40 MBA professors worldwide under 40 years of age by Poets and Quants and nominated for a Thinkers50 Radar Award. Jennifer received her doctorate degree and two masters degrees from Yale University.

John Eastwood, Croda

SPEAKER: Sustainability in the lubricants industry


John is Head of Global Business Development in Croda’s Energy Technologies Business Group, where he leads on Sustainability, strategic partnerships and continues to play an active role in product innovation.

John trained as a Chemist before joining ICI Lubricants (now Croda) in 1987. John has held positions including Technical Specialist in Industrial and Automotive lubricants and Global Marketing Manager.

John is an active member of the UEIL Sustainability Committee and is Chair of ATC’s Sustainability Sub-committee.

Katty Hoste, Chevron

MODERATOR: The future of sustainable mobility


Katty joined Chevron in 2003 after obtaining a PhD in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Gent, Belgium. Her first role in Chevron was as a Product Development Chemist specialising in industrial applications. Later she moved on to the role of TeamLeader Technical Support. In 2008 she joined Chevron Base Oils as Marketing Specialist for Europe supporting the group II base oil business development in Europe. In 2018 Katty moved to the role of Business Development Manager Europe for Chevron Base Oils.

Laurence Reynolds, Cipelia

SPEAKER: From resilience to re-imagination of the future


Laurence REYNOLDS is the CEO of CIPELIA, a family-owned lubricant and grease holding company based in Amiens France. CIPELIA was founded in 1936 by her great grandfather. It became one of the regional entities of the French lubricant company IGOL in 1949 (IGOL Picardie Champagne). Her father Joël LECLERCQ acquired IGOL Picardie Champagne in the late 1980’s and grew the business externally to create what we know today. CIPELIA owns several companies specialising in Automotive and industry lubes, greases and other related products. Cipelia sells around 40% of its production overseas across over 100 countries.

Laurence graduated from the University of Paris II Assas in Banking and Finance in 1997 and in Business in 1998 before setting off for the UK where she made a career in finance. Far from the lube business despite being born in the lube business….

It is in 2014 that Laurence started to work in France by joining CIPELIA as CEO. Alongside her role within CIPELIA, Laurence is also the President of the French Lubricant Association (CSNIL), the Vice-President of the Centre Professionnel des Lubrifiants (CPL) and a member of the business representatives group within the Banque de France.  

Lou Honary, President, Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing

SPEAKER: The future of bio-based lubricants: challenges and opportunities


Lou Honary is president of Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, Inc., and a world-renowned advocate for biobased grease and lubricants. Dr. Honary served as professor and founding director of the National Agriculture-Based Lubricants (NABL) Center at the University of Northern Iowa where his team developed over 30 vegetable oil-based grease and lubricant formulations. In 2000, NABL’s patented technology was transferred to a new commercial start-up company, ELM co-founded by Dr. Honary and the University of Northern Iowa Research Foundation.

Honary has served as officer, editorial advisor, and board member for several technical organizations including ASTM, SAE, NFPA, NLGI, ELGI, and STLE. He has contributed to the future viability of biobased products through his service on the US Department of Agriculture/US Department of Energy Biomass Research and Development Advisory Committee.

An international expert in biobased lubricants, Dr. Honary has ten patents and two pending patents including patents on the use of microwaves for processing grease. He is the author of a book on biobased lubricants, several book chapters, as well as numerous publications and invited presentations. Dr. Honary is the recipient of the 2020 NLGI Fellows Award.

Lloyd Nelson, Kraton

SPEAKER: The future of bio-based lubricants: challenges and opportunities


Lloyd Nelson obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Alberta, Edmonton in 1986.  He has since worked on plant-based chemistries in the biobased fuel and lubricants space with the Plant Biotechnology Institute in Saskatoon; Mobil Oil in Pennington, Eastern Regional Research Center of the USDA in Wyndmoor, PA; and CIBA Specialty Chemicals in Tarrytown, NY. He is currently a Principal Scientist with Kraton Corporation. Lloyd holds 12 patents in fuels and lubricants space.

Markus Scherer, General Manager, MaBiMa

SPEAKER: Sustainability in the lubricants industry


Markus looks back at more than 25 years experience in the global lubricants industry. During his career Markus went through various leadership positions in both technical and commercial areas. He worked for BASF and prior to that for Evonik. He is a trained chemist and contributed more than 60 patents to the industry, thereof 27 patents as first author. Markus has recently found his own company MaBiMa where he offers consulting services amongst others to the lubricant industry. MaBiMa aims at the improvement of sustainability profiles employing a strong link between technical and marketing elements.

Mick Wragg, Lubrizol

SPEAKER: Sustainability in the lubricants industry


Mick has worked for Lubrizol Limited, a UK-based subsidiary of The Lubrizol Corporation, for almost 25 years and his current role is Chief Product Steward for Lubrizol Additives. Mick previously held various technical and leadership positions in Lubrizol’s corporate Product Safety & Compliance department, including having company-wide responsibility for implementing EU REACH processes and practices. He now leads a team of regulatory professionals providing support and guidance to Lubrizol Additives.     

Mick has significant trade association experience. In the past he chaired the Health, Safety & Legislative Sub-Committee of the European Petroleum Additives Manufacturer’s Technical Committee (ATC) and is currently Vice-Chair of the recently formed ATC Sustainability Sub-Committee. Mick also currently chairs the Alkanolamines Borate REACH Consortium and the UK CIA Environmental Health Issue Team, with the latter responsible for monitoring and providing industry advocacy on topics such as combination effects and endocrine disruptors. He is also an active participant on several other European industry committees.

Mick is a chemist by education and spent several years as a practicing toxicologist at a UK contract laboratory prior to joining Lubrizol in 1997. He also has international experience working at Lubrizol’s corporate headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio for several years.

Mika Kettunen, Neste

SPEAKER: The future of bio-based lubricants: challenges and opportunities


Mika Kettunen received his MSc from University of Helsinki in 2000. He holds a PhD in Chemistry and before joining Neste, has done research work in Ireland, Germany and the US. Mika joined Neste 14 years ago and currently holds a position as Technical Product Manager. He supports Base Oil sales and production with responsibility for formulation development projects in driveline and industrial applications. He works in close cooperation with additive manufacturers and Neste R&D.

Mika represents Finland in the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) working group for Bio-Lubricants and has been a member of the UEIL Sustainability Task Force, which created the strategy to align a common sustainability agenda for the European lubricants industry. Mika continues this work as a chair of the recently formed ATIEL Sustainability committee.

Milind Phadke, Vice President, Energy Market Research, Kline

SPEAKER: The future of sustainable mobility


Milind leads the Energy Market Research business at Kline & Company. He is responsible for Kline’s off-the-shelf reports covering various downstream specialty products.

Milind has been instrumental in the growth of Kline’s portfolio of Energy titles covering all major products and regions. During his nearly 20-year tenure with Kline, Milind has consulted with clients on strategic and tactical issues impacting various downstream specialty product markets.

Peter Hawighorst, ISCC

SPEAKER: The future of bio-based lubricants: challenges and opportunities


Dr. Peter Hawighorst is a program manager at ISCC System GmbH. He studied agricultural sciences at the University of Bonn and did his PhD studies in forest sciences at the University of Goettingen. Before joining ISCC, he worked as a scientific coordinater at the Buesgen-Institut, University of Goettingen. At ISCC his work is focusing on sustainability certification and traceability along complex supply chains. Peter was part of the team developing the ISCC PLUS scheme and its approach for sustainability certification of bio-based and circular feedstocks and products.

Patrick Vernon, ATIEL

KEYNOTE SPEECH: European Engine Lubricants Quality Management System


Patrick is the Technical Manager for the Europe/Africa/Middle East Zone of ExxonMobil Lubricants Technology, supporting the Fuels and Lubricants business.

He joined ExxonMobil in 1991, and has had various assignments in UK, Belgium and USA, spanning the different functions of Research & Development, Product Line Management, Marketing, Corporate Planning and Sales, as well as having led several global business and systems projects.

Peter Vickers, Vickers Oils

SPEAKER: From resilience to re-imagination of the future


Peter Vickers is Chairman of Benjn. R. Vickers & Sons Ltd (“Vickers Oils”), based in Leeds, UK, which was established in 1828 and remains a family-owned company, employing about 65 staff.  Peter and his son represent the fifth and sixth generations of the family to be engaged in the lubricants business.

Vickers Oils formulates, manufactures and markets specialised industrial and marine lubricants, exporting 95% of its business worldwide.  In the early 1990s, Vickers Oils pioneered the development and use of “Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants” for the worldwide shipping industry.

Peter graduated from Oxford University in 1982 and joined Vickers Oils immediately as a management trainee, taking on worldwide sales responsibilities and personnel management before becoming Managing Director and later Chairman.  He is a former President of the UK Lubricants Association (UKLA) and now helps to represent it at the European level as one of the two UKLA members of UEIL’s Sustainability Committee.

Trevor Gauntlett, Trevor Gauntlett Consulting

SPEAKER: The future of sustainable mobility


Consultant on both sides of the interface between chemical companies and their Lubricants industry customers. A freelance writer on Fuels and Lubricants industry affairs.

Doctoral and post-doctoral studies of Fischer-Tropsch (GTL) and Ziegler-Natta (polyolefin) catalysts. Managed and conducted analytical support across the chemicals and oil industries for eight years.

Over 23 years in Lubricants, 18 as the Technology representative on Shell’s global procurement team; annual spend up to US$1.6 billion. Major projects include:

  • Managing the evolution of Shell’s Lubricants Quality System into a single, global system compliant with many industry standards.
  • Utilising knowledge of Lubricants additives and their manufacture to minimise Shell’s reputational risk, confirm customer compliance and enhance staff health and safety.
  • Many additive tenders of up to US$50 million at a time.
  • Leading projects in product line simplification, additive equivalence and supply security.
  • Developing procurement strategy.

A key member of the divestment team for Shell’s Metalworking fluids business.    

Valentina Serra-Holm, UEIL President

WELCOME SESSION and MODERATOR: From resilience to re-imagination of the future


Valentina has over twenty years’ experience in the oil and lubricant industry, boasting several senior technical and commercial roles. She is passionate about building bridges between the technical and the commercial sides of businesses, and creating solution-based business approaches.

Since 2016 Valentina serves as President of UEIL. In addition, she served as director of the European Lubricating Grease Institute (ELGI) from 2013 to 2017, and as a course instructor for the US-based National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) and Society of Tribology and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). 

She holds MS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy). In addition, she holds a PhD in Chemical Reaction Engineering from Åbo Akademi University (Finland). Valentina is the author of numerous scientific and technical publications, patents, and international presentations in the field of specialty oils and lubricants.

William Downey, Novvi

MODERATOR: The future of bio-based lubricants: challenges and opportunities


William started his career in the lubricants business in an eight- year tenure with the Royal Dutch Shell/ Group of Companies, in technology, lubricants, base oils and additives. Across these endeavors, he has 40 years of experience in the petroleum and chemical industry and is recognized as an expert in the lubricants, wax, and petroleum specialties value chains. He has addressed and moderated ICIS Conferences in Dubai, London, New York, Jersey City, NJ, Sao Paulo, and Seoul.

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ABN Resource are global recruitment consultants to the lubricant, additive and base oil industry. Specialising in retained search for hard-to-find talent in Executive, Sales, Operations, and Technical positions. Our vision is to provide growth through happy, high performing people that make a safer & more sustainable world.

Beyond Limits optimizes operations, boosts efficiency, increases productivity, and improves decision-making by accelerating digital innovation at enterprise-scale for demanding industries with proven AI software solutions affirm human trust in software-driven decisions. 

Beyond Limits’ scalable software products, powered by our award-winning Cognitive AI technology, solve the problems that matter most by utilizing a powerful hybrid AI approach, combining machine learning techniques with embedded human knowledge to deliver clear recommendations that mitigate risk and increase profitability.  

Learn more about our AI-driven solutions to optimize your lubricant development program from discovery to testing. Visit www.beyond.ai 

BRB International BV is a dynamic and innovative company, providing technology solutions in the Silicones, Lube oil Additives and Chemicals space. In September 2019, PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), one of the largest integrated chemicals producers in Southeast Asia, acquired Da Vinci Group BV, widely known as BRB. With this acquisition, BRB’s business units Silicones, Lube Oil Additives and Chemicals are the new segments that PCG has entered as part of its step-out strategy to pursue growth in specialty chemicals. Visit www.brb-international.com

Chevron Base Oils provides a global slate of premium Group II base oils. Our technically substitutable base oils produced at multiple plants are made available from a network of regional supply hubs centrally located near the world’s largest lubricant markets. Our base oils are suitable for more than 90% of the worlds formulating needs for automotive and industrial lubricants. We work closely with lubricant manufactures, additive companies, original equipment manufactures and industry groups such as API, SAE, ILSAC and ACEA to advance industry standards that protect engine performance while enabling environmental compliance for new engine designs. To find out more visit www.chevronbaseoils.com

Eni is an integrated energy company whose dedication to the energy transition translates into tangible actions aimed at achieving the total decarbonization of products and processes by 2050.

As a global energy company, Eni is active at every stage of the value chain: from natural gas and oil to co-generated electricity and renewables, including both traditional and bio refining and chemicals.

Eni Lube Additives Business operates through an integrated cycle : research and development, row materials procurement, production, sales and after sale service.

Eni additives offers components and packages meeting the most stringent specifications. Thanks to its technical assistance and logistic structure, Eni Additives sells its products worldwide meeting the needs of small and large customers, acting as a reliable partner to develop tailor-made projects.

Ergon is the global leader in specialty base oils, serving as a trusted partner to customers in more than 90 countries around the world. A source of innovative solutions for the base oil industry, Ergon offers products of the highest quality, as well as industry-leading manufacturing practices and a global supply and distribution network.

Committed to meeting present and future market needs for solvency and viscosity, the family-owned company has a long history of investing in technologies and integrated logistics — with an average of 93% of earnings reinvested over the past five years.

Learn more at ergoninternational.com.Solutions from the world’s largest independent lubricant manufacturer
FUCHS is a global Group with German roots that develops, produces and distributes lubricants and related specialties. The FUCHS product program comprises more than 10,000 products and related services in six key categories: Automotive LubricantsIndustrial LubricantsLubricating GreasesMetal Processing LubricantsSpecial Application Lubricants and Services.

We have more than 100,000 customers, including companies from the following fields: automotive suppliers, OEM, mining and exploration, metalworking, agriculture and forestry, aerospace, power generation, mechanical engineering, construction and transport, as well as the steel, metal and cement industries, yet also companies in the food industry, the glass production sector and the casting and forging industry – and many others.

In close contact with its customers, FUCHS develops holistic, innovative and custom-made solutions for the most diverse applications. As a lubricant manufacturer, FUCHS stands for performance and sustainability, for safety and reliability, for efficiency and cost savings. FUCHS stands for a promise: technology that pays back. Learn more at https://www.fuchs.com/group/

In 1949, a dozen heads of independent lubricant producers and distributors across France joined together to create a single and innovative organisation: the IGOL France franchise. Today, IGOL is one of the leading French independent lubricant manufacturers. Well known and recognised, around the world, in all sectors where it markets its lubricants and other products.

For the last 70 years, the company has prioritised quality, innovation, performance and close relationships with its customers – all with a view to establish effective partnerships with each and every customer. IGOL offers a large range of products perfectly matching market requirements and every sector’s needs: car lubricants, heavy vehicles, public transport, motorcycling, maritime and industry sectors.

IGOL’s newly developed 15 hectares site near Amiens in France will soon be using hi-tech processes with a goal to improve the service to its clients, the quality of its product lines, its staff wellbeing as well as the security of its installations and finally always trying to better contribute to the protection of the environment.

The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) is the voice of the North American lubricants industry. Member companies help stimulate $14.4 billion in sales activity and $7.2 million in GDP each year, and produce more than a quarter of the automotive lubricants and three-quarters of the metalworking fluids in North America. Most are still privately owned, and many have been family-owned for generations.

IMCD is a global leader in the distribution and formulation of speciality chemicals and ingredients, providing solutions to its partners.

Our long-standing partnerships with leading suppliers enable us to offer a comprehensive and synergistic portfolio, complementary to the formulation needs of our customers.

IMCD Lubricants & Energy offers base oils and additive components and packages used in automotive and industrial oils and greases.

We also supply a range of speciality chemicals that can be used across all parts of the oil, gas and fuel markets, from upstream exploration, to mid-stream processing (storing and transportation), through to downstream refineries, petrochemical plants and final processing of the fuels used by consumers at the end of the supply chain.

In our Technical Centres, we perform tests on products and evaluate recommended formulations by mimicking performance in real life applications.

These testing capabilities are perfect for our customers and suppliers who do not have access to their own instruments or labs.

For further information, please visit www.imcdgroup.com

Ingevity is a leading global manufacturer of high-performing specialty additives used in metalworking fluid, industrial lubricant, low-sulfur diesel fuel and grease applications. For more than 70 years, Ingevity has supplied the lubricants market with sustainable solutions derived from tall oil fatty acid (TOFA) and distilled tall oil (DTO), which provide unique performance properties including surface activation, co-emulsification, corrosion inhibition and solvency in various formulations.

Kline is a worldwide consulting and research firm dedicated to providing the kind of insight and knowledge that helps companies find a clear path to success. The firm has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations for over 60 years.

Our clients in the lubricants, baseoils, and additives value chain require pragmatic and impactful ways to direct their strategies and commercial practices toward achieving the SDGs and carbon impact objectives relative to their industries. The paths that they set today will be of critical importance as regulators, investors, customers, and employees demand transparency, commitment, and a clearly defined, measurable plan of action. The Kline Team is here to support our clients across the lubricants value chain by providing industry-specific resources, custom research, and expert advice as they set their businesses up for a successful and sustainable future. Learn more >>

Novvi was created to develop, produce, market, and sell high-performance oils and specialty chemicals from renewable sources. Novvi LLC is a joint venture of Amyris, American Refining Group, Chevron, and H&R.  Novvi draws from the strengths of all its strategic shareholders to execute a level of innovation to rapid commercialization to meet the increasing demands on the chemicals industry for sustainability, performance, and value.

Nynas offers the widest range of high quality base oils, covering the complete range of viscosities and performance. We are the leading supplier of specialty naphthenic base oils for greases, industrial lubricants and metalworking fluids. High solvency and excellent low-temperature properties make these oils suitable for the most diverse applications. Nynas has around 1,000 employees, in-house production facilities, depots all over the world and representation in over 30 countries.

For more information, visit www.nynas.com 

For more than 30 years, SIP Speciality Oils and Fluids has been a respected and recognised independent marketer and distributor.  Based in London, we have been supplying demanding customers in Europe and the wider African and Middle Eastern markets for many years.  SIP has one of the most comprehensive product portfolios, covering a wide range of base fluids for many product applications.

We are especially known for our extensive range of viscosity grades of mineral white oils with Halal and Kosher approvals, and our premium oils for industrial and drilling applications.  We manage our own vessel and road tanker operations in-house, based around our own storage hub in North West Europe.  We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver where our competitors cannot by giving tight lead times, support for unusual viscosity grades, and our own experienced in-house technical services and operations team who offer a bespoke service. Find out more at www.sip.com

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