First approved fire-resistant, polyol ester-based, hydraulic fluid by German Steel Institute (VDEh)

Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:00am EDT

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New standard for Fire Resistant Hydraulic fluids aim to improve safety in steel
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.,  March 19, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation
(NYSE: KWR) - a global leader in process fluids - has obtained approval from the
German Steel Institute (VDEh) for QUINTOLUBRIC®  888-68 fluid. With the VDEh
approval, Quaker becomes the first fire-resistant hydraulic fluid manufacturer
to meet the new, more stringent standards for polyol ester-based hydraulic
fluids issued by the leading German association.

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After a year of data collection and extensive laboratory testing, QUINTOLUBRIC® 
888-68, a best-in-class polyol ester-based fire-resistant hydraulic fluid
(HFDU), successfully passed the new SEB 181 224 specification. "The process was
supervised by German Steel Institute (VDEh) and there was a lot of re-testing
involved. But we passed all re-tests in one go, and are now the only
manufacturer of polyol ester-based fire resistant hydraulic fluids that has been
approved," says  Ronald Knecht, OEM Manager, Fluid Power - EMEA.

"The VDEh approval is another testimonial of the "best-in-class" properties of
QUINTOLUBRIC®  888 in addition to the Factory Mutual approval and the
outstanding service life of the fluid," continues Ronald.

The new SEB 181 224 specification has been issued in 2011 by VDEh's Hydraulic
fluids Committee as a spin-off of the international standard, ISO 12922, which
was developed to increase safety in steel mills.  

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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   to learn more.  

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