Leaping into the Digital Sphere: Webinar Launch

Posted on June 29, 2017

Houghton International are leaping into the digital sphere with a series of forward-thinking, open industry webinars, the first of which discussing the latest HSE (Health and Safety Executive) guidelines on the use of metalworking fluids, on Tuesday 18th July at 10:00-11:00

Houghton are a global leader in delivering advanced metalworking fluids and services for the automotive, aerospace, metals, mining, machinery, offshore and beverage industries. After recently announcing their acquisition by Quaker Chemical at the launch of their Customer Solutions Centre in Manchester, Houghton are making bold and brave industrial steps by sharing internal expertise with the wider market through a series of upcoming technical webinars.

This first webinar will extrapolate on the updated HSE guidelines to provide and insight into proposed changes and how Houghton can support customers through a range of flexible service programmes, backed up by technical expertise, equipment solutions and training options. The webinar will summarise compliance with the guidelines with a focus on manufacturing and productivity.

As thought-leaders and technical advisors, Houghton have active participants attending the UKLA and HSE review meetings. Houghton are a key advisor to the metalworking fluid steering group responsible for producing the new MWF (metalworking fluid) guidelines to be issued Q3 2017. The HSE require that all MWF users take all reasonably practicable steps to maintain fluids in good condition and to reduce workers exposure: Houghton offer a combination of products and services to reduce MWF health risks.

The flagship webinar will be presented by Steve Rushton, Metalworking Product Line Manager at Houghton.  Steve commented: “At Houghton, we work closely with the HSE through our membership of the UK Lubricants Association (metalworking product stewardship group). We feel it is important as the industry leader in metalworking fluids to make sure all our customers are aware of changes in legislation relating to metalworking fluids and provide support with HSE information. The fact they’re web-based is also great as we’re able to reach as many people as possible. The webinars are an important step forward for Houghton and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

There are limited seats on the exclusive launch webinar – to secure a seat please visit the Houghton website.