About Quaker HoughtonTM
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industry expertspartner 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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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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Legacy of Industry Firsts
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.
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.
In the heat treating industry, the No. 2 Soluble Quenching Oil is the reference standard. Quaker Houghton developed this technology in 1918.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
With the invention of Acid Etch in 2006, Quaker Houghton revolutionized the etch process in the aluminum finishing industry with this flagship technology.
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.
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.