About Quaker HoughtonTM

We are the global leader in 

industrial process fluids

, continually improving and innovating so the world’s 

steel

aluminum

automotive

aircraft

machinery

 and 

industrial parts manufacturers

 can stay ahead in a changing world. Our 

chemists

engineers

 and 

industry experts

 partner with our customers to continually improve their operations so they can run even more 

efficiently

, even more effectively, whatever comes next.
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We are proud to serve the following industries: 

Quaker Houghton Metal Product Line Non-Ferrous Steel Aluminum

METALS

Non-Ferrous

Steel

Quaker Houghton Met

METALWORKING

Aerospace & Defense

Industrial

Transportation – Components

Transportation – OEM

Tube & Pipe

Quaker Houghton Industrial Product Lines

SPECIALTY

Can

Energy

Greases

Metal Finishing

Mining

Specialty Coatings

Quaker HoughtonTM Leadership

Michael Barry

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President

Michael F. Barry joined Quaker Chemical in 1998. On May 13, 2009, Mr. Barry was elected as Chairman of the Board, in addition to his current position as Chief Executive Officer and President which he has held since 2008.
Prior to this position, he was Quaker’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director – North America. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the steel and metalworking/coatings businesses throughout North America, including two subsidiaries, AC Products, Inc. and Epmar Corporation.

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Joseph Berquist

Senior Vice President,
Global Businesses,
Chief Strategy Officer

Jeewat Bijlani

Senior Vice President,
Managing Director – Americas

Mary Dean Hall

Senior Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer,
Treasurer

Kym Johnson

Senior Vice President,
Global Human Resources,
Chief Human Resources Officer

Dieter Laininger

Senior Vice President,
Managing Director – Asia Pacific

Wilbert Platzer

Senior Vice President,
Global Operations,
Environmental Health & Safety
Procurement

Dr. Dave Slinkman

Senior Vice President,
Chief Technology Officer

Adrian Steeples

Senior Vice President,
Managing Director – EMEA

Robert T. Traub

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel,
Corporate Secretary

Legacy of Industry Firsts

1865
1916
1918
1954
1965
1985
1989
1995
1997
2006
2013
2019
1865

Six years after the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania, we invented COSMOLINE, a grease like, waxy compound extracted from Pennsylvania crude oil, for lubrication and rust protection that is still in use today. We went on to win two awards for this product. The Franklin Institute honored us with a medal in 1874, and the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia honored us with an award in 1876.

1916

For all the coolant that runs through your systems, did you ever wonder who developed this technology? Quaker Houghton patented the first coolant concentrate in 1916 and eliminated the need to ship the coolant with water.

1918

In the heat treating industry, the No. 2 Soluble Quenching Oil is the reference standard. Quaker Houghton developed this technology in 1918.

1954

Did you know that Quaker Houghton invented the first fire-resistant hydraulic fluid in 1954? This was at the request of the U.S. Navy and the product is used in military applications as well as in the food, steel, and automotive industry.

1965

Rolling oils play an important role in the steel industry. In 1965, Quaker Houghton was the first to introduce a synthetic ester in a rolling oil, replacing the normally used natural animal oils like tallow and lard oil.

1985

By being the first to gain approval in the US for a prelube product in 1985, Quaker Houghton allowed the American automotive industry to use one single product for both corrosion prevention and steel drawing, improving car body quality and simplifying processes.

1989

In 1989, the introduction of QUAKEROL 400 DPD (defined particle size distribution) series of cold rolling oils impacted the steel industry by introducing a new shear stable emulsifier system based on polymeric emulsifiers resulting in good oxidation stability and improved evaporation .

1995

In Metalworking applications, a versatile, multi-functional fluid would streamline the need for a different fluid for each process, reducing costs and waste and removing concerns of incompatibilities. Quaker Houghton first introduced Multi-Functional Fluids in 1995.

1997

Do you know HOCUT 795? It is a staple in the metalworking fluids industry, especially well known for its biostable performance. Quaker Houghton launched this product in 1997.

2006

With the invention of Acid Etch in 2006, Quaker Houghton revolutionized the etch process in the aluminum finishing industry with this flagship technology.

2013

Five years ago, Quaker Houghton launched the innovative hot melt, a solid film lubricant in the automotive market, compatible with new alloys, pretreatment and adhesives and  enabling innovative use of aluminum like never before in auto stamping.

2019

As Quaker Houghton strives to develop game changing technologies and approaches is ingrained in our heritage, we will continue to enrich the Legacy of Firsts as part of our future.

Innovations that prepare customers for the future.

Continually refine and innovate to deliver better and more efficient solutions.

R&D Investment = 2.8% of revenue in 2017