19th Lubricating Grease Conference
2 - 4 February 2017, Hotel Ramada Plaza JHV, Varanasi, UP, India.

19th Lubricating Grease Conference on the theme "Latest Trends in Grease Industry" has been organized by National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) - India Chapter during February 2-4, 2017 at Hotel Ramada Plaza JHV, Varanasi, UP, India. Guest of Honour of the Inaugural function Mr. Nitin R. Gokarn, IAS Divisional Commissioner, Varanasi welcomed the delegates. Chief Guest of the conference- Mr. Prabal Basu, C&MD, B&L Co. Ltd. called upon the grease scientists to coup up with the dynamics of the grease market in his inaugural speech. Mr. Dave Como, President - NLGI USA, Mr. Terry Dicken, Chairman ELGI, Dr. R.R. Zhang, Representative of CLGI provided details about the work carried out by their respective societies. Dr. E. Sayanna, President, Mr. D. S. Chandavarkar, Senior Vice President - NLGI India Chapter and Mr. D. Sothi Selvam- Conference chairman also shared the dais in the inaugural session. 17 companies participated in the exhibition and showcased their equipments / innovations. More than 250 participants attended this conference including 26 from overseas representing Austria, Australia, Hungary, China, Qatar, UK, Malaysia, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy and USA. 21 technical papers and 2 business talks have been presented covering latest research in the area of greases & its applications.

Technical papers entitled "Installation of Hybrid Grease Lubrication system in SCP Machine #1 at Coke Plant Battery 10 & 11" of M/s TATA Steel, Jamshedpur and "Effect of Polymers on Shear Stability & Performance Characteristics of Calcium Sulphonate Greases" of M/s Raj Petro Sepcialities, Chennai, were adjudged as the best papers. The success of the conference was evident from the vibrant interactions and excellent feedback given by the delegates during question/answers and the valedictory session. Delegates also had memorable trips to Sarnath, Kashi Vishwanath temple and Ganga Ghats. Conference concluded with the Valedictory address of Dr. Anoop Kumar, Treasurer of NLGI, USA and to meet next year at Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Release of Conference Souvenir

Exhibition Inauguration

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