ALIA Webinar: HPM- Putting the Ease in Grease

Start Date:July 20, 2021 @ 2:00 am


Learn more about global grease trends and growth in key application areas. Understand the development of HPM and take a deep dive into the specification details, including four enhanced performance tags.

This presentation will also cover the difference between HPM and the long-standing GC-LB certification. As a globally trademarked certification, learn more about why your products will want to carry this prestigious endorsement.


NLGI’s High-Performance Multiuse Grease certification
Global Grease Trends
Growth in Key Application Areas
Development of HPM, Including Specification Details
Enhancement Tags
Differences Between HPM and GC-LB Certifications
Learn Why Your Products Will Want to Carry This Prestigious Endorsement


Joe Kaperick is a Senior R&D Advisor for Greases at Afton Chemical Corporation. Joe began working for Afton in their St. Louis manufacturing facility as an Analytical Chemist in 1991 and moved to their Richmond, Virginia headquarters in 1994. Joe received a Master’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry from St. Louis University as well as undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, Fine Arts and Classical Humanities. He has been in the Industrial R&D area with a primary focus on Grease since 1999.

Joe is the immediate past-president of NLGI. Joe has also been recognized as a Certified Lubricating Grease Specialist by NLGI. He is a member of STLE, the chair of the joint NLGI/ELGI Working Group on Grease Particle Evaluation, and the Chair of Section G.01 Chemical and Laboratory Tests for ASTM.

Note: Registration for active ALIA members is free, for non-members US$50. To register, click here.