October 30, 2015 – Appointment of  Miltos Papachristos in the Dorf Ketal's Executive Board 

Miltos Papachristos joins the Executive Board at Dorf Ketal from November 1st, 2015. Miltos will be responsible for leading the global profitable growth in our fuel additives business in the capacity of President and CEO, Fuel Additives.

Miltos comes with 30 years of experience in the fuels and fuel additives industry. He has a strong technology and commercial background; he is a Chemical Engineer by training with a PhD in fuels technology from Sheffield University, England, and is a holder of a number of world patents on the development of detergents and combustion improvers in fuels. 

Miltos started his professional career in the mid 80s working for the European Commission; he identified a number of renewable components, which could be blended to produce unleaded gasoline. In the late 80s he worked for Shell Oil Research in France where he recognised the complex relations between gasoline streams and additives, which led to Shell funding research in this area to optimise its high performance fuels. In the early 90s, Miltos moved to Octel; initially he worked in research and was a key contributor to the development, testing and international approvals of Octel’s multifunctional detergent technology. He then spent 2 years managing a team of technology application experts who supported the global marketing of Octel’s fuel additives across the barrel. In 1998, he moved to Singapore to develop Octel’s fuel specialties business in the Asia Pacific region. Four years later, he added to his remit the successful integration of a number of bolt-on acquisitions in the area of heavy fuel oil treatment and led the global management of that business. A year later, Miltos became Octel’s most senior executive in Asia with profit and loss responsibility for two of the company’s specialties businesses and over the years he and his team established Innospec as the leading player in fuel additives.

LARTC 4th Annual Meeting June 10, 2015 - Miami, FL:  The LARTC 4th Annual Meeting will be in Miami June 10-11. This premier event is focused on the refining industry in the Americas and offers an in depth technical program sharing best practices and exclusive case studies that can assist you in your plant as well as market scene setting keynotes that will aid your business decisions.

Dorf Ketal will be presenting key findings related to its latest corrosion science innovation, TANSCIENT™, on Wednesday, June 10th.

TANSCIENT™ has demonstrated significantly improved corrosion protection in refining high tan crudes. TANSCIENT™'s superior phosphorous efficiency offers refiners greater control of corrosion protection while significantly reducing risk in addressing variations in naphthenic acid composition.  TANSCIENT™ produces more effective passivation and ongoing protection with up to 80% less phosphorus than competitor HTCI products. This is breakthrough chemistry and a true game changer for the industry.

Key benefits include:

  • Superior thermal stability and oil solubility
  • Maximum surface reactivity, more effective protection
  • Low acidity, does not require cooled slipstream for injection
  • Familiar, easy-to-implement phosphorus-based passivation
  • Reduces risk of phosphorus fouling and catalyst impairment

To learn about Dorf Ketal's TANSCIENT™, please visit tanscient.com
or dorfketal.com/innovations/tanscient

April 10, 2015 - Houston, TX; Dorf Ketal Specialty Catalysts will be attending the 2015 European Coatings Show April 21 - 23 in Nuremberg, Germany.  Dorf Ketal will be promoting its industry benchmark Tyzor® line of catalysts.
The European Coatings Show highlights all the sector’s global trends such as solutions for bio-based coating systems, water-based and UV-cured coatings, functionalized nanoparticles.
Dorf Ketal's Tyzor® organometallics have unique properties which can play a major role in the development of a wide variety of coatings and coating applications.  As an additive to paint and coating formulations, Tyzor improves adhesion and dispersion by bonding inorganic fillers with resins using our polyolefin adhesion promoters.  In glass and ceramic coating applications, Tyzor increases surface hardness, promotes coating adhesion, enhances resistance to scratches and corrosion, adds coloring effects, improves heat and light reflection and adds iridescence.  Tyzor can also be formulated into corrosion coatings to provide corrosion protection by forming a thin, but strong and flexible film and bind sacrificial pigments such as zinc or aluminum to dissimilar metal substrates.

For more information about Dorf Ketal's Specialty Catalysts, please visit dorfketal.com/industry-solutions/specialty-catalysts.