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BARCELONA, Spain, September 16 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it will
participate in the TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) 2013 conference organized by
Smithers Rapra in Düsseldorf, Germany on October 17,2013.
Under its Estane(®) Engineered Polymers platform, Lubrizol has expanded its
already broad portfolio of engineered polymer solutions with the integration of
Merquinsa legacy aliphatic and bio-based* thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs),
commercialized under Pearlcoat((TM)), Pearlthane((TM)) and Pearlthane((TM)) ECO.
At Rapra's TPE 2013 conference, Maria Josep Riba, Applications R&D Elastomers
EMEAI manager, will present Lubrizol's expanded aliphatic portfolio, which also
includes new and improved molding grades.
Within the session "Innovative TPEs for the Consumer Markets," Lubrizol will
highlight its recent aliphatic innovations, which have been driven by the
increasing demand for light colors or transparency in several technical and
fashion applications. A
wide variety of end-use applications from the
automotive, electronics and industrial sectors require new elastomers to combine
the outstanding properties of TPU (such as good abrasion and scratch
resistance), while offering excellent color fastness upon UV exposure. New
aliphatic Estane resins have been developed to answer these specific needs and
provide high performing features like balanced impact and mechanical properties,
better thermal stability and chemical resistance, easier processing conditions
and outstanding flexibility at lower temperatures, down to -56°C.
Lubrizol is more than a leading supplier and manufacturer of polymer solutions;
Lubrizol is a proven and trusted partner for its customers. With 50+ years of
experience and a worldwide network that includes formulation design,
manufacturing, R&D, technical service labs and cutting-edge technologies,
Lubrizol helps make its customers' products a bit more amazing. Lubrizol's
extensive polymer portfolio includes resins that can be bio-based*,
recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, solvent-free, adhesive breathable
or chemically resistant.
Lubrizol Engineered Polymers are highly versatile, easy-to-process polymers that
can be utilized in film and sheet, extrusion, blow molding, injection molding,
over molding, calendaring and solution coating processes for industrial, sports
and recreation and electronics applications.
Additionally, Lubrizol will be highlighting other unique engineered polymer
technologies at K show in Düsseldorf, Germany. For more information, stop by K
2013: Hall 6/Stand #C10 from October 16 to 23, or visit
www.lubrizol.com/engineeredpolymers or www.merquinsa.com.
About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven
global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the
quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their
environmental impact. It produces and supplies technologies to customers in the
global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies
include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-
related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and
diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care
and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials,
including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty
resins and additives.
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing
facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the
world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 7,000 employees worldwide.
Revenues for 2012 were $6.1 billion. For more information, visit
About Merquinsa, A Lubrizol Company
Merquinsa is a leading thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) specialty producer,
providing innovative products for injection molding, extrusion, calendaring,
melt coating, compounding and adhesive applications.
Merquinsa was acquired by The Lubrizol Corporation in 2011. The Merquinsa
product lines are now integrated into Lubrizol's Engineered Polymers business.
For more information about Merquinsa, Pearlthane((TM)), Pearlthane((TM)) ECO,
Pearlcoat((TM)), Pearlbond((TM), )Pearlbond((TM)) ECOand Pearlstick((TM))
specialty TPU resins, please visit www.merquinsa.com or call +34 93 579-9522.
All marks are owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.
* Bio-based content as certified in accordance with ASTM D-6866
** Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling
program that supports such materials. Products may not be available in all
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