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HD Coolant 2EH Inhibitor…Bad for Seals?

Monday, March 22, 2021

KOST Tech Talks - HD Coolant 2EH Inhibitor - Bad for Seals

Ethyl Hexanoic Acid 2EH, a common inhibitor in antifreeze, can damage your seals. Learn more about non-aggressive inhibitors.
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Water Quality and Coolant

Monday, March 22, 2021

KOST Tech Talks - Water Quality and Coolant

Did you know 40% of all heavy-duty engine failure is coolant-based? Water quality is critical when mixing antifreeze; watch to learn more.
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Color and Coolant

Monday, March 22, 2021

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Are you concerned about the color of the antifreeze your putting in your cooling system? This video helps break down color confusion.
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Cool News You Can Use: Benefits of Heavy Duty Nitrite Free Coolants

Sunday, February 21, 2021

 
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KOST USA Is Aquired by Recochem Corporation

Monday, November 30, 2020

For Immediate Release [Cincinnati, OH [November 30, 2020] — KOST USA, Inc., a manufacturer, supplier, and marketer of antifreeze and functional fluids, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Recochem Corporation out of Montreal, Canada.


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KOST USA, INC Named to Deloitte’s 2020 Cincinnati USA 100 List

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

For Immediate Release [Cincinnati, OH [November 18, 2020] — KOST USA, Inc. today announced it ranked on the Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100, a ranking of the 100 largest private companies in Cincinnati. A testament to our presence and viability as one of the area's most prominent private companies.


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The Enquirer Names Kost® USA a Winner of the Cincinnati Top Workplaces 2020 Award

Monday, June 29, 2020

Cincinnati, OH June 29, 2020– KOST USA, Inc. has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Enquirer. The award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection, to name a few.


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Cool News You Can Use: All About Glycol

Saturday, May 9, 2020

You may know KOST® USA for our antifreeze/coolant, but we specialize in a range of high-quality glycol-based products.We use virgin, ASTM E1177 glycols to produce a wide range of products. Let’s see how KOST® USA utilizes each glycol’s unique characteristics to produce high-quality products.
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Cool News You Can Use: New & Improved HD ELC

Saturday, March 14, 2020

KOST® USA is excited to announce that during the month of March, we will be rolling out a NEW formulation of our DefendAL® HD ELC Antifreeze. This formula will offer the same excellent protection with NO 2-EH! 2-Ethylhexanoic acid (2-EH) is an organic acid inhibitor commonly found in organic acid technology (OAT) coolants. While this inhibitor is highly effective in preventing corrosion, it can damage silicone seals, hoses, and gaskets. When a coolant containing 2-EH is used in a system with silicone, the silicone can shrink and dry, distorting its shape and causing leaks.
 

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Cool News You Can Use: Nitrited Versus Nitrite-Free

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Nitrite is a corrosion inhibitor present in heavy-duty antifreeze, primarily used for the prevention of cavitation wet sleeve liner pitting. Cavitation is a type of corrosion that occurs in heavy-duty engines when bubbles continuously form and burst on the "wet" side of a wet sleeve liner. Without proper inhibitors, typically nitrite and/or molybdate, to form a protective barrier, wet sleeve liners in heavy-duty applications are unprotected and can develop catastrophic damage!    
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