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Lubrizol Introduces New Lab Metallizing Capability at Global Packaging Center of Excellence

CLEVELAND, February 24, 2016 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces the addition of new vacuum metallization equipment at its Global Packaging Center of Excellence in San Cugat (Barcelona), Spain.

The investment in this new equipment is aligned with Lubrizol's goals of enabling advancements in the packaging industry and delivering outstanding support services to customers in the metallization market. This state-of-the-art vacuum metallization equipment provides excellent control when applying vaporized aluminum on film substrates and allows Lubrizol to accurately test the performance of primers and topcoats.

Sergio Escuriet, global applications manager, Lubrizol Performance Coatings, notes, "Integrating new vacuum metallization capabilities means we can remain at the forefront of innovation, continuing to bring new coating technology solutions to the packaging industry. We're already using the equipment to test new coating products for film packaging, but our application testing will only grow from there."

The new equipment has a thickness control system that provides highly accurate metal deposition results. "This allow us to conduct robust and precise studies for customers looking for the right coating solutions for their packaging needs," continued Escuriet.

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. Our products for the oilfield market include technologies for exploration, production and transportation.

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 9,000 employees worldwide.  Revenues for 2014 were $7 billion.  For more information, visit

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