Kemipex held a Techno-Commercial Session at the Automechanika Dubai 2021 exhibition on December 15th 2021, this was our first Techno-Commercial Session since the onset of COVID-19.
There were three speakers, Dr Rolfe Hartley, who is our Senior Technical Advisor based in the USA, he joined virtually, as unfortunately, he was unable to travel to Dubai due to the risk of COVID-19. Dr Rolfe has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. He started his career in 1984 working for Ethyl Petroleum Additives, which was later renamed Afton Corporation. Dr Rolfe worked in Analytical reverse engineering competitive packages and was named head of ATF package development at Afton.
With more than 12 years of experience at Afton, he then joined Infinium for more than 15 years, where he played an important role in the development of many industrial and automotive additive packages meeting several API and OEM standard levels. He also developed formulations for Hydraulic fluids, 2T formulations and dispersants. Dr Rolfe delivered a presentation on Gear Oil Trends & Developments from the safety of his home.
Mr Ben Nathan was our second speaker who has been with Kemipex for over 8 years and is our Global Business Development & Technical Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Melbourne and has over 13 years of experience in the chemical industry, an expert in the Specialty Chemicals Industry with a focus on Lubricant Additives and Base Fluids. Mr Ben discussed the LUBIMAX® Driveline Portfolio & other new products.
Our last and final speaker was Mr Kumar Thangavel, a gold medallist in Chemical Engineering/Tribology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. He has worked with BPCL, LUBRIZOL, PETROMIN, ENOC and ADNOC as the Head of Technology, and has over 40 years of experience. Mr Kumar has travelled across the world and is a respected speaker at ICIS conferences. Currently, he is the Senior Technical Advisor at Kemipex and discussed the trends in e-mobility.
Overall, the event was a huge success and many of our local customers attended the event and joined our team for the complimentary buffet we arranged after the presentations were completed. We hope to arrange another Techno-Commercial Session again in the near future.