QUAKER CHEMICAL CORPORATION
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Quaker Chemical Corporation engages in the development, production, and marketing of a range of formulated chemical specialty products for various heavy industrial and manufacturing applications. Its primary products include rolling lubricants, corrosion preventives, metal finishing compounds, machining and grinding compounds, forming compounds, and hydraulic fluids. Rolling lubricants are used in the process of hot and cold rolling of steel and aluminum. Corrosion preventives are used to protect metal during manufacture, storage, and shipment. Metal finishing compounds are used to prepare metal surfaces for special treatments, such as galvanizing and tin plating; and to prepare metal for further processing. Machining and grinding compounds are used in cutting, shaping, and grinding metal parts. Forming compounds are used to facilitate the drawing and extrusion of metal products. Hydraulic fluids are used to operate hydraulically activated equipment. Quaker Chemical also offers chemical management services; technology for the removal of hydrogen sulfide in various industrial applications; chemical milling maskants, and temporary and permanent coatings for metal and concrete products; and construction products, such as flexible sealants and protective coatings for various applications. The company offers its products and services to the manufacturers of steel, automobiles, appliances, and durable goods worldwide. Its chemical management services include onsite health, safety, and environmental support services. These services include material safety data sheet management, hazardous chemical evaluation, and training and safe use instruction, as well as waste minimization and recycling services. The company was founded in 1918. It was formerly known as Quaker Chemical Products Corporation, and changed its name to Quaker Chemical Corporation in 1962. Quaker is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.