ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 13

NOTES FROM ELGI

Make Sure ELGI Events Are
on Your Calendar!
Terry Dicken

O

nce again, it is a pleasure to have been asked to
contribute an article for Compoundings, and I sincerely
hope you had a great and successful annual meeting
last month!
ELGI continued to invest in the lubricants industry this year,
holding not only its flagship Annual General Meeting (AGM) on
the grease industry, but also offering a whole week of events in
Amsterdam, including face-to-face working group meetings,
several with our colleagues at NLGI. During that week, we also
offered our grease education course.
This year will be our third ELGI/ICIS Industrial Lubricants
Conference. Both organizations have gained a lot from
previous events, so much so that we held our first joint
congress on industrial lubricants this year in Chicago, a wellattended event that saw industry technical experts discussing
issues affecting the global lubricants industry, including
metalworking fluids, biocides and regulations, in addition to
the latest developments in greases and industrial lubricants.
Please check out all the events and other industry content on
our website at www.elgi.org.
Last year, we held one of our most successful AGMs in
the wonderful city of Barcelona, Spain. And with over 350
delegates, the April 2016 event was equally as successful.
It was held in the beautiful city of Venice, Italy. Delightful
spring weather added to the varied program of technical
presentations, networking opportunities and social activities,
including a conference-ending Masquerade Ball! It was good to
see so many taking it to the limit with interesting and beautiful
masks and ballgowns.
As in previous years, at this event we held important working
group meetings (food-grade lubricants, railway lubricants,
grease particulate content, test methods and bio-based
greases), which were very well attended. The railway and good
grade groups again attracted over 60 participants each. Much
of this work will be continued this year at our ELGI week in
Amsterdam this month (Nov. 7-10).

ELGI is continuing to work very hard to offer the industry a
platform and forum to examine and consider many of the
issues affecting businesses within our industry today. Much
of this is done at our AGM - to this end we are busy planning
our 2017 AGM, which will be held May 6-9 in Helsinki, Finland.
In addition to being a city of wonderful design, good food and
great people, Helsinki is also home to the European Chemical
Agency (ECHA). As next year is the last full year before the
deadline for substance registration under REACH takes
place, we are planning several sessions on REACH, including
presentations from representatives of ECHA.
Many companies are concerned about the REACH deadline,
the cost and effects on small- and medium-sized organizations
within our industry. It is hoped that presentations made by
ECHA will address these issues head-on and offer help and
guidance to our members. So, if these issues affect your
business, please join us in Helsinki and contribute to the
debate.
If anyone would like to present a paper on innovation of
grease and/or regulatory issues at the Helsinki AGM, please
contact Carol Koopman, our office manager in Amsterdam,
at carol@elgi.demon.nl. She is also more than willing to advise
on sponsorship opportunities for our AGM or be contacted
about details for any of our events.

Dicken is chairman of the European Lubricating Grease Institute
(ELGI). He may be reached through Carol Koopman at
carol@elgi.demon.nl.

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ILMA Compoundings November 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings November 2016

From the CEO: Takeaways from the ILMA 2016 Annual Meeting
Board Brief: Competing in the Current Economy
Voices & Views: Warning: Potential Design and Print Delays in 2017
Notes from ELGI: Make Sure ELGI Events Are on Your Calendar
Annual Meeting Highlights in Photos
The Argus Analysis: U.S. Base Oil Market Balanced Despite Weaker Demand
Family Business: In Praise of Peer Groups
Rules & Regs: Prop 65 Update: OEHHA Revises 'Clear and Reasonable' Warnings
Power Play: IRS Releases New Draft Affordable Care Act Instructions and Forms
Legal Ease: Independent Contractors: The Crackdown Continues
The White Paper: Promoting Safety During the Holidays
The Heart of ILMA: Member News
ILMA Attends Afton University
Lanxess Aquires Chemtura
Industry News: Ford Position on API CK-4 and FA-4
Advertising Index
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 1
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 2
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 3
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 4
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - From the CEO: Takeaways from the ILMA 2016 Annual Meeting
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 6
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 7
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - Board Brief: Competing in the Current Economy
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 9
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 10
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - Voices & Views: Warning: Potential Design and Print Delays in 2017
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 12
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - Notes from ELGI: Make Sure ELGI Events Are on Your Calendar
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - Annual Meeting Highlights in Photos
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 15
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 16
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - The Argus Analysis: U.S. Base Oil Market Balanced Despite Weaker Demand
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 18
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 19
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - Family Business: In Praise of Peer Groups
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 21
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 22
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - Rules & Regs: Prop 65 Update: OEHHA Revises 'Clear and Reasonable' Warnings
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 24
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - Power Play: IRS Releases New Draft Affordable Care Act Instructions and Forms
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 26
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - Legal Ease: Independent Contractors: The Crackdown Continues
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 28
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - The White Paper: Promoting Safety During the Holidays
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - 30
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - ILMA Attends Afton University
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - Lanxess Aquires Chemtura
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - Industry News: Ford Position on API CK-4 and FA-4
ILMA Compoundings November 2016 - Advertising Index
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