New Houghto-Safe 620 Water-Soluble Hydraulic Fluid Reduces Shutdowns and Increases Profitability for Car Wash Operators

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Houghton's Houghto-Safe 620 offers car wash operators a “green” alternative to traditional oil-based hydraulic fluids.

Houghto-Safe 620 offers car wash operators a safer, water-soluble alternative to traditional petroleum-based hydraulic fluids.

Leaking oil-based hydraulic fluid presents a significant challenge to car wash operators because it requires extensive cleanup, which results in the industry’s No. 1 productivity killer: car wash tunnel shutdowns. Houghton International’s Houghto-Safe 620 is a safer, water-soluble alternative to traditional petroleum-based hydraulic fluids. Because Houghto-Safe 620 dissolves in water, it can eliminate costly downtime and lost profits from tunnel shutdowns.

Houghto-Safe 620 reduces the time and expense associated with excessive equipment cleaning. At peak times, car wash operators have reported losing more than $700 per hour in profits, plus the cost of replacing wasted hydraulic fluids and cleanup. However, Houghto-Safe’s water-solubility ensures quick and easy cleanup with water, so car-washing operations can resume in minutes. In the event of a ruptured hydraulic line, its oil-free formula does not leave residue on automobiles or equipment.

Because Houghto-Safe 620 is safe for all surfaces, it does not contaminate car wash cleaning materials such as cloths and brushes. It also eliminates the need to flush and clean out contaminated water systems, which further reduces downtime.

As a water-soluble fluid, Houghto-Safe 620 also offers environmentally conscious car wash operators a “green” alternative to traditional oil-based products. Other benefits of Houghto-Safe 620 include:

  •     Excellent performance in cold weather due to low pour point and high viscosity index;
  •     Superior lubricity, which can extend hydraulic pump and component life; and
  •     Factory-Mutual approved as fire resistant.

For more information about Houghto-Safe 620, visit http://www.houghtonintl.com.

About Houghton International Inc.
Since 1865, Houghton International Inc. has been serving the metalworking, automotive, and steel industries, along with a variety of other markets including the offshore oil exploration and production industry, with the development and production of specialty chemicals, oils and lubricants. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., Houghton maintains manufacturing and research facilities throughout the world. Houghton International continues its focus to expand its customer service operations and grow its worldwide facilities. Please visit http://www.houghtonintl.com or contact us at 610-666-4000.

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Debra Yemenijian
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