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Corporate Responsibility

Enabling Compliance

AC Products, Inc. provides information on its products to customers for the purpose of enabling compliance with Federal, state and local regulations. This information is provided by Quaker Chemical Corporation's fully-staffed Safety, Health & Environmental Group (SHE). The group's main responsibility is the handling of regulatory issues with respect to Quaker/AC Products raw materials and products.

The two most visual forms of regulatory communication to AC Product's customers are the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and the product label found on the package. Label and SDS information pertains strictly to the neat product.

Quaker Chemical Corporation also maintains a 24-hour EMERGENCY HOTLINE to respond to transportation, environmental, and medical emergencies. The contact numbers are indicated on the product label and SDS. If you have any questions with regard to this information, please consult your AC Products Sales or Technical Representative or call the Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) department at 610-832-4304.


Emergency Hotline

We maintain a 24-hour EMERGENCY HOTLINE to respond to transportation, environmental, and medical emergencies. Call:

800.523.7010 (US)
703.527.3887 (Outside US)


Product Safety

We believe in transparency of information, and therefore make product information readily available on this website, including requests for Safety Data Sheets.

Other ways that we ensure our products are safe include:

• GHS. The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is meant to standardize the classification and labeling of chemicals. It is mandatory in most countries where we operate, but not all. As a result, we are treating this as a global initiative but implementing it regionally.

• REACH. We are heavily involved in REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals). Quaker became involved in the European REACH community as early as 2005, well before registration deadlines began in 2010.

• Responsible Care 14001. As part of our certification in North America, expected to be complete in 2017, we will adhere to the Responsible Care Product Safety Code. This code sets forth a set of practices to manage chemical product safety as part of an overall HSSE (health, safety, security, environmental) management system.


Product Stewardship

Product Stewardship is the management system that integrates SHE responsibilities into every phase of our products’ lifecycles.

For many years, Quaker has been at the forefront of creating effective product stewardship programs for our industry, partnering with key organizations such as the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) and the Union of the European Lubricants Industry (UEIL).

In 2014 we established set of "green chemistry principles" that our Technical Community now uses as a guideline for product development. The philosophy of our Principles is rooted in the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, and the Principles are:

1. Prevention of waste will always be a consideration in design, manufacturing, and application of our products.

2. Wherever practical, products will use and generate substances that possess little or no toxicity to human health and
the environment.

3. We strive for safe use, with negligible impact to human health in the applications of our products.

4. We will consider process efficiency for manufacturing in product design, and carefully examine the most efficient
means of manufacturing to maximize yield, improve efficiency, and reduce or prevent waste.

5. We will weigh the benefits of the use of renewable feedstocks.

6. We will consider end life – including ease of disposal, degradation, and impact to environment – in the design process
of our products.

7. Substances and the form of a substance used in a chemical process should be chosen to minimize the potential for chemical accidents – including releases, explosions, and fires.

We expect it will take many years to fully implement these principles, and to build a culture of formulating products that do not contain potentially harmful materials.

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