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Lubrizol Appoints Essential Ingredients as US National Distributor

CLEVELAND, July 21, 2017 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces it has selected Essential Ingredients as a distributor for its Personal Care and Home care products throughout the United States.

Essential Ingredients already serves as a Lubrizol distributor for most of the eastern United States. "We expanded Essential Ingredients territory based on their impressive track record with our products and their unique approach to the market," said Vince Misiti, general manager of Lubrizol Personal and Home Care. "We are very confident in their ability to help us grow our business throughout the United States."

Essential Ingredients has been a Lubrizol distributor since 2007, and has represented companies acquired by Lubrizol since 1997. "The foundation of our business is delighting customers," said Kris Maynard, CEO of Essential Ingredients. "Lubrizol's broad portfolio of quality products, along with their extremely capable team, has allowed us to provide our customers with great products that help them stand out in the marketplace."

About Lubrizol Personal and Home Care
Lubrizol develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of specialty chemicals for skin, hair care, bath and shower, surface care and fabric care. Its innovative ingredients and additives modify physical properties, enhance functional performance and deliver aesthetic benefits to drive key consumer product claims. The addition of Active Organics' botanical extracts and Lipotec's peptide-based active cosmetic ingredients strategically expanded its product portfolio and built upon its existing capabilities, formulations expertise and global manufacturing footprint to take innovation to the next level.

About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers' success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. 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, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.

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 8,300 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2016 were $6.5 billion. For more information, visit

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