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Fire Resistant Fluids for Hot Forming Operations

Quaker Chemical Corporation leads a webinar to share its industry expertise in fire-resistant hydraulic fluids

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hydraulic presses for hot sheet metal forming are a critical asset for manufacturers engaged in press hardening operations.  If fires take place on the press when the metal reaches temperatures around 900°C (1652°F), the manufacturer runs the risk of serious safety hazards for operators,  large capital loss, increased insurance premiums and production losses.

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To address how fire-resistant hydraulic fluids can be used as a fire prevention tactic for hydraulic presses, Metalforming Magazine will be hosting the webinar, "Fire Resistant Fluids for Hot Forming", on Thursday, March 3rd, 2-3PM EST.  This webinar will be led by Ronald Knecht, Global Business Development and OEM Manager—Fluid Power for Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR, "Quaker").

Late in 2015, Quaker announced that its synthetic fire-resistant hydraulic fluid, QUINTOLUBRIC® 888, had been approved by press manufacturer, AP&T (Automation, Presses, and Tooling). The oil was extensively tested in AP&T's press-hardening line to ensure it would not negatively affect hydraulic components and gaskets.

"The oil works at least as well in our lines as conventional hydraulic oil, and it also has superior qualities in terms of fire safety and the environment," said Patrik Haglund, Presses Product Manager for AP&T.

Attend this webinar using the following link, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/581048287018442498, to learn more about these fire-resistant fluids and how they can keep hot-forming machines working at optimal performance with fewer interruptions and a longer life span, for a lower total cost of ownership, increased safety, and reduced risk.

For more information on Quaker Chemical and its fire-resistant hydraulic fluid offerings, please visit http://www.quakerchem.com/fire-resistant-fluids/

About Quaker Chemical Corporation:

Quaker Chemical is a leading global provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries, including steel, aluminum, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans, and others. For nearly 100 years, Quaker has helped customers around the world achieve production efficiency, improve product quality, and lower costs through a combination of innovative technology, process knowledge, and customized services. Headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania USA, Quaker serves businesses worldwide with a network of dedicated and experienced professionals whose mission is to make a difference. Visit quakerchem.com to learn more. 

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SOURCE Quaker Chemical Corporation

Eliana Holguin, Global Marketing Manager, holguine@quakerchem.com, T. 610.832.7897