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08/25/15Quaker Chemical Corporation Announces Resignation of CFO
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced that Margaret M. Loebl has resigned from her position as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Quaker effective September 18, 2015.  Ms. Loebl has accepted the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at AgroFresh Solutions (NASDAQ: AGFS), a specialty solutions company based in Philadelphia.  Quaker has begun the search for a new CFO.&... 
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08/25/15Product Solutions to Block the Formation of Damaging Bacteria
Quaker Chemical Corporation Exhibits at the 2015 Bluefield Coal Show CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many challenges facing today's mining industry, so it is essential that a mine's longwall operations run at peak performance.  Bacteria that live in longwall hydraulic fluid, can lower longwall performance.  The bacteria consumes portion of the fluid in their growth by feeding on the emulsifiers used in semi-synthetic and soluble oil type fluids. This destabilizes th... 
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08/11/15Novel Approach to Identify Tube & Pipe Corrosion Problems
Quaker Chemical utilizes analytical technology to detect corrosion from a microscopic perspective CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Corrosion protection provided by metalworking fluids remains a top concern during the manufacturing of tubular goods. Since pipe products are vulnerable to multiple conditions that can lead to oxidation, corrosion can unknowingly occur in production or during storage. As a consequence, the pipe producer is at risk for significant financial losses i... 
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08/04/15Product Solutions to Suppress Dust and Reduce Downtime
Quaker Chemical Corporation Exhibits at the 2015 Illinois Mining Institute (IMI) Annual Meeting CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In any mining operation, particularly underground coal mining, respirable coal dust is a detrimental but inherent consequence, resulting in health and safety hazards to workers.  Overexposure to respirable coal mine dust can lead to coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), and the formation of dust clouds that can become explosive if a methane ignition occ... 
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07/30/15Quaker Acquires Verkol, S.A. Specialty Grease And Lubricants Business
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) announced today that it has acquired Verkol, S.A., a leading specialty grease and lubricants manufacturer and marketer based in Northern Spain, for approximately $40.1 million, including net cash of $10.5 million. Verkol sells products into industrial end markets with a particular strength serving the Steel industry. In 2014, Verkol recorded revenues of approximately $33.0 million and estimated adj... 
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07/30/15Quaker Chemical Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results
- Solid operating results drive 4% increase in non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, despite a negative impact of 8% from foreign exchange - Market share gains and acquisitions offset difficult market conditions and foreign exchange - Strong quarterly operating cash flow generation of $19 million CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced net sales of $183.7 million for the second quarter of 2015 compared to $191.3 millio... 
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07/21/15Quaker Chemical Corporation Announces Second Quarter Earnings and Investor Conference Schedule
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced the following schedule and contact information for its second quarter earnings release and investor conference: Earnings Release:     July 30, 2015 (after market close) Visit Quaker Web site at www.quakerchem.com Teleconference: July 31, 2015, 8:30 a.m. (ET) Participate live by phone or listen to... 
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07/15/15Technical Collaboration Delivers Insight on Steel Mill Roll Lubrication
Quaker Chemical Co-Author Selected to Receive AIST Award CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) introduced roll lubrication to the 4-high Steckel mill at Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc., which resulted in advantages such as significant extension to roll service life and a notable reduction in mill torque. To further understand the impact of roll lubrication, a trial was performed which yielded the mechanism and advantages of backup roll lubr... 
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06/11/15Product Solutions to Improve Worker Safety and Minimize Downtime in Mining Operations
Quaker Chemical Exhibits at the 2015 Longwall USA Exhibition and Conference CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mining industry faces considerable challenges in today's world. The difference between a productive operation and an inefficient one often boils down to the right combination of people and products. Workers employ advances in chemistry to help reach higher product performance levels.  It's this collaboration between Mining companies and their suppliers that helps mi... 
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05/20/15Manage Fire Safety in Hot Forming Hydraulic Presses with QUINTOLUBRIC®
Quaker Chemical Spotlights its Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluids and PRIMECOAT™ Surface Treatments at CHS2 and Galvatech 2015 CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hydraulic presses for hot sheet metal forming are a critical asset for manufacturers engaged in press hardening operations.  If fires take place on the press when the metal reaches temperatures around 900 degrees C (1652 degrees F), the manufacturer runs the risk of large capital loss, serious safety risks for o... 
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05/06/15Quaker Chemical Announces Dividend Increase and Share Repurchase Program
7% Increase In Quarterly Dividend $100 Million Share Repurchase Program Authorized CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved several capital actions: A 7% increase in the Company's quarterly cash dividend to $0.32 per share; and A new share repurchase program authorizing the Company to repurchase up to $100 million of its common stock. Michael F. Barry, Chairman, Chief Executive Off... 
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04/29/15Complementary Steel Product Technologies and Expertise at AISTech 2015
Quaker Chemical Spotlights its Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluids, Specialty Grease Solutions, and Industry Speakers CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In high temperature environments, such as steel mills, fires can spontaneously happen with an increased frequency due to the widespread use of highly flammable mineral-oil based products. Additionally, the rapid and aggressive ignition rate of mineral oils further increases the risks leading to operational disruptions, plant shutdo... 
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04/29/15Quaker Chemical Announces First Quarter 2015 Results
Volume gains and gross margin drive good results despite foreign exchange impact Foreign currency exchange negatively impacts sales by 7% and EPS by $0.08 per share Strong operating cash flow generation, up $10 million from the prior year period CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced net sales of $181.3 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014 net sales of $181.7 million.  Despite y... 
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04/21/15Quaker Chemical Corporation Announces First Quarter Earnings and Investor Conference Schedule
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced the following schedule and contact information for its first quarter earnings release and investor conference: Earnings Release:   April 29, 2015 (after market close) Visit Quaker Web site at www.quakerchem.com Teleconference:   April 30, 2015, 8:30 a.m. (ET) Participate live by phone or listen to live audio Webc... 
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02/26/15Quaker Chemical Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results
- Solid quarterly revenue growth of 5%, despite 4% of foreign exchange headwinds - Strong operating income drives 13% adjusted EBITDA increase in the quarter - Purchase of Binol AB contributes to record year of acquisition activity CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced a 5% increase in net sales to $194.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 net sales of $184.3 million.&... 
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02/26/15Quaker Chemical Announces Quarterly Dividend
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share, payable on April 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 16, 2015. 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 pip... 
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02/25/15High Performance Coolant for the Pipe Threading Process
Quaker Chemical gains efficiencies on tooling costs and solves coating incompatibilities with QUAKERCOOL® 750 TP CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For many pipe manufacturers, annual threading tool costs can be ten times or more than the annual costs of the coolant. Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR), the only "front to back" chemical specialty supplier to the Tube and Pipe industry, addressed the issue with QUAKERCOOL® 750 TP. Optimal for the threading process, ... 
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02/18/15Quaker Chemical Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year Earnings And Investor Conference Schedule
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced the following schedule and contact information for its fourth quarter and full year earnings release and investor conference:   Earnings Release: February 26, 2015 (after market close) Visit Quaker's website at www.quakerchem.com Teleconference: February 27, 2015, 8:30 a.m. (ET) Participat... 
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02/03/15Product Solutions to Suppress Dust and Reduce Downtime
Quaker Chemical Exhibits at the 2015 SME/CMA Annual Conference and Expo CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's world, mining faces considerable challenges. The difference between a productive operation and an inefficient one, often boils down to the right combination of people and products. Workers employ advances in chemistry to help reach higher product performance levels.  It's this collaboration between mining companies and their suppliers that helps mines maintain, an... 
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12/16/14The Toughest Solutions for the World's Most Extreme Processes
Quaker Chemical QUAKERTEK™ Specialty Greases Keep Mills Running Smoothly CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel mill profitability is adversely impacted in scenarios resulting in rising production costs and inefficiencies leading to productivity losses. In the cold rolling and galvanize process, enhanced equipment protection that prolongs asset life and prevents unnecessary breakdowns is essential for reducing interruptions in production. If a mill experiences corrosion on the... 
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12/10/14Quaker Chemical Launches New Website for QUINTOLUBRIC® Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR), a global provider of process fluids chemical specialties and technical expertise, is debuting its new website http://www.quintolubric.com for its QUINTOLUBRIC® fire-resistant hydraulic fluids. The new site has Quaker's Fluid Power products listed by hydraulic fluid category HFA – High Water Content Fluids HFC - Water Glycol Fluids HFD – Synthetic Water Free Fluids And also provides... 
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11/19/14Specialty Lubricant Solutions for IndyCar
Quaker Chemical Corporation Keeps the Automotive Industry Running Smoothly CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The IZOD IndyCar Series is one of the most competitive and technologically advanced racing series in the world.  The racecars operate under extreme conditions that vary widely from track to track, and engineers exactingly monitor every detail of stress placed on the vehicle, creating a perfect real-world test situation.  In 2012, Quaker Chemical (NYSE: KWR) formed ... 
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11/12/14Quaker Chemical Announces Quarterly Dividend
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share, payable on January 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 16, 2015.--> 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 ... 
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11/04/14New Compatible Coolant Platform for the Tube & Pipe Industry
Quaker Chemical introduces the QUAKERCOOL® 700 Series CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR), the only dedicated chemical specialty supplier to the Tube and Pipe industry will spotlight its innovative modularly designed mineral oil –free metalworking fluids from the QUAKERCOOL® 700 series at FABTECH 2014. This new platform addresses the demand for a single product technology to be utilized for multiple operations and substrates. Designed with t... 
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11/03/14Quaker Acquires Binol AB: An Environmentally Friendly Bio-Lubricants Business
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) announced today that it has acquired Binol AB, a leading bio-lubricants producer primarily serving the Nordic region for SEK 137 million (~$18.9 million).   Binol's estimated 2014 revenues are SEK 111 million (~$15.3 million) and adjusted EBITDA is SEK 16 million (~$2.2 million).    Binol develops, produces and markets environmentally friendly products to high-quality customers withi... 
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10/28/14Quaker Chemical Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results
8% revenue growth on increased product volume Operating income drives non-GAAP earnings per diluted share up 31% to $1.19 Net operating cash flow of approximately $30 million generated in the quarter CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced an 8% increase in net sales to $198.9 million for the third quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter of 2013 net sales of $184.1 million.  Earnings per diluted share for the... 
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10/20/14Quaker Chemical Corporation Announces Third Quarter Earnings And Investor Conference Schedule
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced the following schedule and contact information for its third quarter earnings release and investor conference: Earnings Release:            October 28, 2014 (after market close) Visit Quaker Web site at www.quakerchem.com Teleconference:                       October 29, 2014, 8:30 a.m. (ET) Pa... 
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10/06/14Quaker Chemical Product Solutions to Tackle Steel Passivation Process Challenges
Quaker to showcase PRIMECOAT™ passivates at the Galvanizers Exposition 2014 CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR), a global leader in process chemicals, fluids, coatings, and surface treatment products in the primary metals arena, will feature PRIMECOAT™, its passivation product line at the 106th Galvanizers Association Meeting and Exposition in Jackson, Mississippi, October 5th to 8th. In the steel making process, the passivation step tr... 
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09/24/14Quaker Chemical Announces Quarterly Dividend
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share, payable on October 31, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 17, 2014. 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, an... 
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09/04/14Introducing New Plunger Lubricants and Robotic Greases for the Die Casting Industry
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- G.W. Smith and Sons, a Quaker Chemical Company, is a leading innovator in the die cast lubricant industry is always taking initiatives to address customer needs with an insider's understanding and the expertise to formulate specialized solutions for die casters worldwide.  To help support their customer's needs, G.W. Smith has expanded their product portfolio in the die casting industry with the addition of new high performance plunger lubricants ... 
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