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Lubrizol Expands Tecothane™ Soft TPU Technology

New products will feature expanded hardnesses, enhanced benefits of the
Tecothane™ Soft line

CLEVELAND, January 30, 2013 – Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers has broadened its line of Tecothane™ Soft polymers designed specifically for healthcare and medical applications.

This new technology features good mechanical properties, excellent resilience and recoverability, while also providing a range of material hardnesses. The new Tecothane Soft TPU products also feature low specific gravity and better alcohol and chemical resistance compared with standard polyurethanes.

Explaining how the extension of the Tecothane Soft line will lead to expanded usability, global business manager of Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers, Ralf Hüther said, “Making harder materials available means that our customers can use Tecothane Soft TPU in a broader range of applications, including larger catheters and extension tubing.”

Lubrizol’s LifeScience Polymers group is focused on linking science to life through the development of innovative polymer solutions and world-class support services for the healthcare industry. Adding to their advanced line of elastomeric TPU products is one of the numerous ways in which LifeScience Polymers meets the needs of the medical devices market daily.

Lubrizol’s Tecothane TPU Soft will be featured at the 2013 Medical Design & Manufacturing West Conference in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 12-14. Visit booth 2312 for more information about these new products.

To create a customized solution for your particular application, contact Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers at 888-234-2436 or visit

About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, other transportation-related fluids and industrial lubricants, as well as fuel additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Lubrizol’s industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality, performance and value of customers’ products, while reducing their environmental impact.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, The Lubrizol Corporation 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 2011 were $6.1 billion. For more information, visit

Tecothane™ Soft is a trademark of The Lubrizol Corporation.
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