The Tube and Pipe industry is more demanding now than ever before, from newly emerging markets for premium pipes and connections to increasing demand for improved quality control, safety, and better corrosion protection. Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) is 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.
Quaker is exhibiting at FABTECH 2012 in Las Vegas November 12-14th, located in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth C1852, to showcase their "front-to-back" approach in helping customers solve complex business challenges. The Quaker global team of experts provides process expertise and custom-formulated process fluids and coatings for all production operations in welded and seamless tubular mills worldwide.
Quaker has the integrated process solutions and superior service to optimize tube manufacturing operations in casting, forming, threading, finishing and coating. On the front end, Quaker's process fluids and specialty lubricants used in steel mills provides synergies and benefits in the applications of fire resistant hydraulic fluids, specialty greases and hot forming and rolling lubricants for seamless pipe production. In welded tube processes, Quaker's corrosion preventives, which are applied on incoming coiled substrate, optimize subsequent tube-forming operations.
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, which include high performance roll forming coolants for welded tubes, and advanced products for standard and premium pipe threading operations; and the FERROCOTE® series which 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.
"By implementing a complete package of value-added fluids and coatings combined with our worldwide research, experience and process expertise, our customers can see maximum return in equipment performance and cost reductions in their plant," comments Susan Conley, North America- Product Manager for Quaker's Tube and Pipe business.
Quaker is a global provider of 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.