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How to Solve Lubrication Issues in Polymeric Systems Faster?

On-Demand Course

Recorded on Nov 21, 2019

Avoid lubrication-related issues in your polymer part (surface damage, poor quality, high reject rate...) by better selecting lubricants suited for your application.

Paul Seemuth will go deep into the fundamental principles of lubrication, lubricant classes (esters, waxes, silicone...) vs polymer type and factors influencing lubricant selection (end-use requirements, surface technologies, environmental considerations – cradle to grave...). Get practical guidance to to enhance product lifetime & lower maintenance costs.

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Paul Seemuth Presented By:
Paul Seemuth

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Technology
Level: Beginner

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Why should you view this course?

In almost any polymer process, right selection of lubricants plays a significant part in enhancing your product’s quality, longevity while reducing the costs. However, your minor oversight can cost you a surging expense and increased R&D time!

So, why not pick the safer side? Through a better understanding of the fundamental principles of lubrication and interactions between components, you will be able to make careful selection of the lubricant-polymer pair.

Get all the pieces to the Lubricant Puzzle by joining this course! With expert guidance, you will:

  • Gain a deeper knowledge on lubrication concepts & the role of lubricants – its types (esters, mineral oils, waxes, silicones, PAGs, PAOs...) vs polymers type and their pros & cons.

  • Select the right lubricant faster with a better understanding of factors influencing selection (end-use requirements, surface technologies, environmental considerations – cradle to grave...).

  • Enhance product lifetime in use (avoid part failure) by meeting the lubrication needs better for a given application (textile, automotive, high heat...).

  • Shorten your product development time & improve cost-efficiency with practical guidance to attain long term competitive edge with leadership in your field.
Lubricant Selection

Who should view this course?

R&D professionals working in Technology Development, Manufacturing/Operations and Service needing tackle lubrication issues faster to extend product lifetime, avoid part failure and reduce cost.

Course Outline

  1. Strategic overview of lubrication concepts

  2. Understanding Tribological systems: Needs and requirements

  3. Lubricant Classes, their pros & cons vs Polymer Type & End use requirements
    • Esters (Natural, Synthetic, Polymeric)
    • Mineral Oils & Waxes
    • Polyethers
    • Silicones
    • Polyalphaolefins (PAO)
    • Polyalkeneglycols (PAG’s)

  4. How to select lubricants for a given application?
    • Textiles
    • Automotive
    • High heat applications

  5. Combining the pieces of the Lubricant Puzzle
    • End-use requirements
    • Property needs
    • Mechanical design
    • Material selection
    • Substrate and surface
    • Lubricant type

  6. Physical Testing
    • Efficiency
    • Compatibility with systems

  7. 30 mins Q&A- Interact live/ ask questions directly from the expert !

About the Expert

Paul Seemuth is a recognized world expert in the field of Tribology. He holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry and has more than 30 years of experience in lubrication of polymers. Dr. Seemuth has 30+ publications and 15+ patents covering scientific endeavors on automotive additives and lubricants, formulations of fiber finishes, polymer production processes, heterogeneous catalysts and supercritical fluid applications.

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Members Reviews

VERY GOOD ! Showed a good overview of various classes of lubricants.

Harke P. , from Atlas Copco

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