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Systems-Thinking Approach to Tube & Pipe and Metalworking Processes

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA - Quaker Chemical, the only chemical specialty supplier to the Tube and Pipe industry to offer system-wide expertise, as well as a comprehensive portfolio of processing fluids and coatings, will exhibit at FABTECH 2011 in Chicago. This year, Quaker will be in the South Hall of McCormick Place, Booth No. 640, to showcase their "front-to-back" approach in helping customers solve the complex business challenges of today. The Quaker global team of experts provides process expertise and custom-formulated process fluids and coatings for all production operations in welded and seamless tube and pipe mills worldwide.

Quaker's fully-integrated tube and pipe product line includes QUAKERCOAT®, low-to-zero VOC water-based and zero VOC UV coatings, and high-solids based varnishes. QUAKERCOOL®, a line of water-soluble, metal removal fluids containing soluble oils, semi-synthetics, true solution synthetics, and emulsion synthetics that provide a wide range of performance capabilities to meet industrial requirements in metal forming and cutting operations. The Quaker FERROCOTE® series contains temporary or long term corrosion preventives formulated to be readily removed through conventional alkaline cleaning or degreasing procedures, specifically developed to protect metal surfaces from corrosion for up to one year or more.

Quaker also offers a comprehensive collection of process fluids and coatings for all Metalworking needs, such as cutting oils, fire-resistant and specialty hydraulic fluids, hot steel rolling lubricants, hydrostatic testing fluids, maintenance and production cleaners, and metal forming and drawing lubricants.

"Quaker's cutting-edge technology is part of our integrated approach to help customers solve complex business challenges," comments John Hufnal, North American Industry Business Manager for Quaker Tube and Pipe business. "Our system-wide approach, which incorporates both technology and services, has proven to deliver in-depth expertise to help customers maximize their productivity, quality and competitiveness while reducing downtime and lowering costs."

Quaker is a leading, global provider of tube and pipe and metalworking fluids, and customized coatings with manufacturing and R&D facilities in 12 countries. They have technical support staff on the ground in every industrialized region of the world to support local business.

Quaker has been using their innovative fluid and coatings technology and expertise to help customers squeeze additional costs out of their metalworking processes for over 90 years.

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Quaker Chemical Corporation is a leading global provider of process chemicals, chemical specialties, services, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries - including steel, aluminum, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, coatings and construction materials. Quaker's products, technical solutions, and chemical management services enhance customers' processes, improve product quality, and lower costs. Quaker's headquarters is located near Philadelphia in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

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