The UCON™ Fluids & Lubricants business of The Dow Chemical Company introduced a new generation of quenchant products for the heat-treating industry at the Heat Treat Show in Detroit, Mich. These new polymer-based products, which were formulated without nitrites and provide superior corrosion resistance, are available in North America from Tenaxol Technologies and will soon be launched globally.

The UCON™ ULTRAQUENCH™ Plus Series Quenchants are non-flammable, aqueous polymer solutions that contain a non-nitrite corrosion-inhibitor package. This package protects metals during high-temperature manufacturing, making this line of quenchants ideal for processing medium-high carbon steel and alloyed steel of most grades.