Hydratech, a leading UK formulator and manufacturer of high-performance glycols, heat transfer fluids and water treatment chemicals are expanding their global operations, with the opening of their first U.S. site.

Located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, the new production facility and office space enables Hydratech to introduce their industry proven products and services to the American RAC, HVAC and renewables markets, as well as developing their existing relationships with the likes of Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Papa John’s and Haribo.

Hydratech revolutionized the heat transfer fluid market in 2010, with the introduction of DTX technology. The glycol hybrids have been especially formulated for use in process cooling, refrigeration, HVAC and renewable energy systems - to exploit the advantages ethylene glycol has over propylene glycol, whilst delivering a non-toxic solution.

Coolflow DTX, suitable for use in all RAC, HVAC and glycol chiller systems, is industry proven to reduce energy costs (as verified by Star Technical Services), improve fluid reliability and prolong the lifespan of cooling systems. The list of Coolflow DTX adopters is now extensive and includes a host of well-known companies from the food and beverage sectors including, Molson Coors, Heineken, BrewDog, Saputo and McCain.

Specified by the UK’s largest heat pump contractors, installers and designers, Thermox DTX thermal fluid represents a major step forward in heat transfer and pumping efficiency, providing >10% improvement in COP, ROI and heat recovery when compared with propylene glycol-based fluids - due to lower viscosity, higher thermal conductivity and reduced volume required to achieve the same freeze-protection.

Commissioned in thousands of commercial and domestic heat pump systems by industry leaders such as Kensa and Ideal, Thermox DTX is formulated with long-life inhibitors to prevent internal corrosion, scaling and biological fouling.

Speaking at the opening of Hydratech’s new U.S. operation, Ben Hickson - International Sales Director said;

‘A key objective since our formation in 1998, has been the establishment of technical partnerships with those responsible for cooling and heating system design, installation, and operation, to improve efficiency, save energy and avoid costly downtime.

Our engineers, chemists and analysts work with high-profile clients across all business and industry sectors throughout the UK and Europe, implementing a fully integrated approach to fluid selection, monitoring and management.

We can’t wait to work in partnership with leading businesses across the U.S., to provide the unrivalled technical support and market-leading products that have made us the foremost heat transfer fluid experts in our current marketplace.’

Founded 25 years ago in Swansea - Wales' Waterfront City, Hydratech also have sites in Rotterdam - Europe’s largest seaport, and Aalborg - Denmark’s fourth largest city.