In the heat treatment process, quenching is defined as the controlled extraction of heat from the component to be hardened. Since the development of the first petroleum based quenching oil around 1880 by Quaker Houghton, the publishing of Practical Metallurgy for Engineers in 1923 and the industry’s first biostable aqueous quenchant for induction and immersion quenching applications, we continue to offer a comprehensive portfolio including cold quenching oils, martempering oils and aqueous quenchants. Quaker Houghton delivers superior industrial solutions to meet required metallurgical properties and reduce distortion in heat treated components to the automotive, aerospace, bearing and commercial heat treatment industries.
Quaker Houghton is the worldwide leader in heat treatment, supplying quenching fluids and associated products, technology and application expertise across a wide range of industries. In addition to our product technology, we provide process modeling, filtration, metering and monitoring devices, quenchant selection, customized proactive maintenance programs and complete technical service and training.
At Quaker Houghton our team of chemists, metallurgists, and industry experts work closely with our customers to determine the right quenchant to meet the requirements for each application. As a result, the following are achieved: