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Lubrizol to Introduce New Distribution Alliance with Mutchler Inc. at 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition


The Lubrizol Corporation

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Lubrizol to introduce new distribution alliance with Mutchler Inc. at 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition

CLEVELAND, November 7, 2013 - At the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Expo, The Lubrizol Corporation will introduce Mutchler Inc. Pharmaceutical Ingredients as its official distributor and co-marketer of Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers to the ethical and over-the-counter pharmaceutical market in the eastern United States and Puerto Rico.  Mutchler has been serving the pharmaceutical industry for the past 67 years, and their appointment extends both companies' value-added sales and marketing approach to the eastern U.S. market.

As of November 1, 2013 Mutchler  is responsible for the sales, marketing, sampling, shared technical support, warehousing/distribution and invoicing of the following Lubrizol products on a select account basis: Carbopol® polymers (NF grade), Pemulen(TM) polymeric emulsifiers (NF grade) and Noveon(TM) polycarbophil (USP grade).

Joey Glassco, global market manager, oral treatments at Lubrizol, notes "this new agreement formalizes a working relationship that we have had for years but on a much broader scale.  Our companies have a similar sales and marketing philosophy, and we will complement one another in the marketplace."  

Both companies have also announced their plans to exhibit and present at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place November 10-14 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.  Lubrizol will occupy Booth 3622.  Mutchler will occupy Booth 427.

On Wednesday, November 13, Elena Draganoiu, global research and development manager will deliver three poster presentations, all related to processing techniques involved in the preparation of extended release tablets containing Lubrizol's Carbopol polymers.  The presentations will take place between 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

To learn more about the new alliance, Carbopol polymers, or other enhanced solutions for drug delivery including transdermal and implantable drug delivery systems, please contact Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers at 888-234-2436 or visit  

Mutchler is a co-marketer and distributor of excipients with the highest levels of quality and service to the pharmaceutical industry.  The products they sell are manufactured by world-class suppliers supported by Mutchler's in-house technical and regulatory expertise and added-value services.  For more information, visit

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

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