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Lubrizol Introduces Solsperse® M Series Hyperdispersants

CLEVELAND, May 8, 2013 – The Lubrizol Corporation has launched the Solsperse® M Series, a family of powerful hyperdispersants for multimedia colorants. The Solsperse M Series is designed to deliver broad compatibility to colorants for solvent borne industrial coatings. The Solsperse M Series enables formulators to quickly select the ideal hyperdispersant for their unique industrial colorant requirements optimizing compatibility, efficiency, regulatory compliance and overall quality. The   announcement was made by Dr. Peter Bloyce, global business manager, Lubrizol Performance Coatings.

“It has never been more challenging to develop paints and coatings for OEMs,” said Bloyce. “Today’s formulators are faced with a number of challenges including a wide range of compatibility considerations including resins, solvents and pigments, increased performance demands and diverse global regulations. With  its broad formulation compatibility, positive contribution to overall coating quality and comprehensive global compliance, including suitability for formulating low VOC systems, the innovative Solsperse M Series line of hyperdispersants allows formulators to develop colorants for industrial coatings that meet or exceed OEM specifications.”

Providing outstanding dispersion and pigment stabilization, the Solsperse M Series delivers strong flocculation resistance and color stability, leading to improved color development, increased jetness, reduced haze and higher gloss—all critical properties that OEMs desire in coatings.   

The Solsperse M Series requires less grinding resin in the millbase, thereby reducing viscosity and enabling even higher pigment loading in the colorant, which, in turn, allows better mill utilization for faster dispersion and increased production volumes. Some Solsperse M Series options completely eliminate the need for grinding resins, resulting in even further reduction of millbase viscosity.

Solsperse M Series hyperdispersants are designed for formulation of universal colorants with the broadest range of compatibility allowing rationalization of tinter inventories. A reduction in additive inventories is also possible. By reducing inventories and streamlining dispersion processing, the Solsperse M Series enables significant cost savings in labor and materials.

Solsperse M Series hyperdispersants are available now for dispersion of organic and inorganic pigments in resin-free and resin-containing solvent borne colorants, suitable for tinting a wide variety of industrial coatings. We look forward to helping you identify the right Solsperse M series hyperdispersant for your unique needs.

For more information about the Solsperse M Series of hyperdispersants and other Lubrizol Performance Coatings products, call 800.380.5397 or go to Follow us on Twitter @lz_coatings.

Solsperse® is a registered trademark of The Lubrizol Corporation.

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


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