Parts Cleaning Conference

The Parts Cleaning Conference (PCx) at PMTS was a great success with nearly 100 conference participants.  We will be collecting abstracts for speaker participation in PCx 2015 in the spring of 2014, so please check back for continual updates.  If you have additional questions, please contact Tori Schneller, PCx Conference Coordinator at

Here is the PCx 2013 schedule at a glance:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
10:00am Coffee
10:30am-5:00pm PMTS and PCx show floor open
10:30am-11:00am Solvent Effectiveness Test, Christina Pina Arpin, NASA (via Webcast)
11:00am-11:30am  Benefits of Modern Vapor Degreasing, Tom Tattersall, MicroCare
11:30am-12:00pm Green Degreasing, Tom Blissick, DURR Ecoclean, Inc.
12:00pm-1:00pm LUNCH on own - walk the Show Floor
1:00pm-1:30pm Parts Cleaning Fundamentals, Suresh Patel, Chemetall
1:30pm-2:00pm Aspects of Aqueous Ultra Sonic And Spray Cleaning of Metal Parts, Henry Percy Ederle, Borer Chemie
2:00pm-2:30pm Solvent Blending to Satisfy Environmental Concerns, Darren Williams, Sam Houston State University
2:30pm-2:45pm BREAK
2:45pm-3:15pm Aqueous Cleaning before PVD/CVD Coatings for the Cutting Tool Industry, François BENIS – Area Sales Manager, NGL CLEANING TECHNOLOGY SA
3:15pm-4:00pm Panel Discussion - Solvent vs. Alternative Methods
Todd Luciano, Moderator, Products Finishing Magazine
Tom Forsythe, Kyzen
Tom Tattersall, MicroCare
Wayze Ziegler, Army Research Laboratory (via Webcast)
Jim Timler, PW Stoelting, LLC
Joe McChesney, CSD Technical Sales Manager
4:00pm-5:00pm Happy Hour in the PMTS Technology Theater
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
8:00am Breakfast Opens
9:30am-5:00pm PMTS and PCx show floor open
8:30am-9:00am Update from EPA's SNAP program - Margaret Sheppard, EPA
9:00am-9:30am Green Cleaning in DoD and NASA Industrial Operations, Wayne Ziegler and Tom Torres, Army Research Laboratory (via Webcast)
9:30am-10:00am Development and Selection of Solvents, Mark Robin, DuPont
10:00am-10:30 BREAK
10:30am-11:00am Precision Cleaning in a Cellular Lean Environment, Ed Tulinski, Jenfab
11:00am-11:30am Conquering Corrosion, Scott Fouts, Kyzen
11:30am-12:00pm The TURI Lab Process and how it Accomplishes Toxic Use Reduction, Heidi Wilcox, UMass Lowell
12:00pm-1:00pm LUNCH on own - walk the Show Floor
1:00pm-2:00pm Kanegsberg Workshop: Productive Manufacturing through Strategic Cleaning - Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg
2:00pm-2:30pm BREAK
2:30pm-3:30pm John Durkee Workshop:  How to Buy and What to Expect from the Purchase of a Cleaning Machine (via Webcast)
3:30pm-5:00pm Walk the Show Floor
4:00pm-5:00pm Happy Hour in the PMTS Technology Theater


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