Lubrizol Promotes Expanded Isoplast® ETP Portfolio at K 2013
29400 Lakeland Blvd.
Wickliffe, OH, 44092 2298
Press release date: October 18, 2013
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it will promote its extended Isoplast® ETP (engineered thermoplastic polyurethane) portfolio at K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Lubrizol will be exhibiting at K 2013 from October 16-23, in Hall 06, Booth C10.
Based under its Estane® Engineered Polymers platform, Isoplast ETP is a uniquely tough material that combines a high modulus with superior chemical and heat resistance, along with a very high impact resistance, thus making it the ideal material replacement for metal. When considering polymer transparency, Isoplast ETP offers outstanding optical performance in comparison with standard rigid transparent plastics. Isoplast can be over molded which allows for enhanced design flexibility.
In highly demanding market end uses such as automotive components, industrial pump systems, connectors, power tool casings, marine boat propellers and scaffolding fittings, Isoplast ETP is widely used and is a cost-competitive alternative to a variety of other plastics and traditional materials such as metal.
"We are excited about the growth and realm of possibilities of the Isoplast ETP portfolio. One of the top grades, Isoplast 302EZ, combines a set of unique properties such as chemical and corrosion resistance, light weight and dimensional stability. This makes it the material of choice for diverse end uses such as highly durable transparent fuel filter bowls and eyewear frames," said Arnau Pano, European business director, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers and LifeScience Polymers.
Additionally, Lubrizol will be highlighting other unique engineered polymer technologies at K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany. For more information, stop by Hall 06, Booth C10 or visit www.lubrizol.com/engineeredpolymers or www.merquinsa.com.
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, RD, 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 the industrial, sports and recreation and electronics applications.
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 www.Lubrizol.com.
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™, Pearlthane™ ECO, Pearlcoat™, Pearlbond™, Pearlbond™ ECO and Pearlstick™ specialty TPU resins, please visit www.merquinsa.com or call +34 93 579-9522.
All marks are owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.
Isoplast is applied in high-class eyewear frames
* 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 recyclable in all areas.
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