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Houghton’s global vision is to be the most successful and respected specialty chemical company in the world, actively partnering with our customers to provide innovative and sustainable technical solutions that help increase productivity, reduce costs and minimize risks.  We achieve this vision through innovative products, and value added services through a global network of Houghton experts all focused first and foremost on providing tangible customer value and service.
  • Founded in 1865; launched its first commercial product (a rust preventive) in 1867
  • Manufactures specialty chemicals, oils and lubricants
  • Provides turnkey support with fluid management services
  • Privately held and headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Offices, manufacturing and research facilities in more than 50 locations around the world
  • Partners with leaders in metalworking, automotive, steel and many other industries 
  • The 2010 Kline & Company Metal Working Fluids Report shows Houghton to be the world’s largest metal working fluids company
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