The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association, in partnership with three other industry groups, is planning a metalworking fluid symposium for October 5-8, 2008, in Dearborn, Mich. The symposium will present the latest trends and advances in metal removal fluids, including health and safety, global regulations, best practices and sustainability.
Conference chairman John Burke, with Houghton International of Valley Forge, Pa., noted that this will be the third industry symposium to address metalworking fluid health and safety issues. The last symposium was in 1997, Burke told Lube Report. We need an open forum to discuss new issues that have come up, and concerns about chemical usage. What research is going on now? What research is needed in the future?