October 1-2, 2014 - Pan-African Refining Technology Conference -  Dorf Ketal will be presenting a paper on “Enhancing the Visbreaker profitability using new generation Antifoulant Technology” at the 2nd Pan-African Refining Technology Conference (PARTC), Cape Town, October 1-2, 2014.The presentation will focus on Visbreaker Antifoulant technology and will include a case study. Dorf Ketal will be exhibiting and promoting a broad range of technologies for the refining industry.

The PARTC Annual Meeting will examine the challenges that African refineries face while coping with restructuring and upgrading needs, fuel quality and emission requirements and new technologies and processes to assist with these challenges. It will also explore the opportunities within the region and provide an understanding of the latest trends and enable the sharing of best practice among industry peers.

Global Technology Forum has appointed an Advisory Board made up of industry experts from the world of refining to help shape the agenda and make the paper selection for the conference. Serving on the PARTC Advisory Board are:

▪       George Nicolaides, Director, Refining Operations, DANGOTE INDUSTRIES

▪       Thomas Surmon, Product Quality Manager, TOTAL

▪       Dave Wright, Senior Advisor to the MD and CEO, ENGEN

▪       Pieter van Heerden, Chief Scientist, SASOL

▪       Imad Eldin Hassan, Process Engineering Specialist, Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining-YASREF

▪       Samir Saad Aly, HSE General Manager, KHALDA Petroleum Company

Additional information can be obtained at http://events.gtforum.com/partc/static/home

September 3-5, 2014 - UTECH China -  Dorf Ketal will be exhibiting at UTECH China in Shanghai to promote its Unilink® and Clearlink® crosslinker and chain extender amine technologies used in polyurea and polyurethane coatings and elastomers.

UTECH Asia / PU China will return to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre on 3 - 5 September 2014. This international exhibition is the largest gathering of polyurethane professionals in the region. The event offers your company a prime opportunity to target this buoyant growth market.

Shanghai sits at the heart of the Chinese polyurethanes market, with many large suppliers basing their Chinese operations in the area. The Chinese PU market is one of the largest in the world and its PU growth exceeds that of its GDP. The main driver of the Chinese market is an expanding middle class creating increased demand for construction, furniture, bedding and domestic appliances. China is also the world's largest producer of synthetic leather and foot-ware materials and has the largest automotive market in the world.

Additional information can be obtained at http://www.utech-asia.com/

June 15-17, 2014 – NLGI 81st Annual Meeting -  Ralph Beard, New Business Development Manager at Dorf Ketal was the featured industry speaker at the NLGI 81st Annual Meeting June 15-17, 2014 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Ralph’s presentation focused on the new undergraduate minor in tribology and lubrication science at Auburn University and how the Auburn minor differs from other more research directed academic efforts.   

The NLGI Annual Meeting is the highlight event of the organization. The NLGI Annual Meeting offers education, cutting edge scientific & technical information and is a great place to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world.

Additional information about NLGI can be obtained at https://www.nlgi.org