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Houghton International Launches New Semi-Synthetic Metal Removal Fluid Platform for Machining and Grinding
5th April, 2016

Valley Forge, Pa. - March 31, 2016 - Houghton International, the global leader in metalworking fluids and services, has launched a new semi-synthetic metal removal fluid platform based on a new technology for machining and grinding that provides significant performance and environmental benefits. HOCUT 4440 is the first product to be introduced from the new platform, delivering a cutting edge metalworking fluid for automotive, general machining and grinding applications.

Houghtons new semi-synthetic platform delivers breakthrough performance in all important criteria for water miscible metal removal fluids:

Robust performance over a broad range of water qualities:
• Very low foaming in softer waters
• High emulsion stability and clean-running in harder waters

Easy to use and maintain – resulting in low total cost of operation
• Low usage rates
• High detergency and dispersibility
• High corrosion protection for both parts and machine tool
• Biostable

The new semi-synthetic platform also has an excellent EHS profile. It is free of boron, formaldehyde releasing agents, secondary amines, chlorine, phenols, and nitrites.

HOCUT 4440, the first product introduced from the new platform, is formulated for the automotive, general machining and grinding markets for use with ferrous metals such as cast iron, ductile iron, and steels. Extensive field testing has also shown HOCUT 4440 to provide excellent cooling for titanium grinding operations.

“We are pleased to introduce this new platform for advanced metal removal fluids that provides a step-change in operating performance as well as reduced environmental impact,” said Dave Slinkman, senior vice president of global research and technology for Houghton. “This new technology will support higher productivity, lower cost of operations and EHS compliance across a wide range of industries, starting with HOCUT 4440 for the automotive and related industries.”

About Houghton International Inc.
Houghton International is a global leader in delivering advanced metalworking fluids and services for the automotive, aerospace, metals, mining, machinery, offshore and beverage industries. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Houghton operates research, manufacturing and office locations in 33 countries around the world delivering solutions that increase productivity, reduce operating costs and improve product quality for our customers.

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