Houghton International and SMS group announced an exclusive partnership to develop and distribute rolling oils for metal production. SMS group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ferrous and nonferrous plants and mill equipment for the production of flat, long, tubular and wire products. The German company will work exclusively with Houghton to develop and apply advanced metal-rolling technologies to meet the future demands of global metal producers. Houghton and SMS will leverage their research and development resources to develop advanced metal-rolling oils, and Houghton will become the exclusive distributor of oils for SMS mill equipment.