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Lubrizol and LEHVOSS Announce New Distribution Partnership                                                                                                                                                                
CLEVELAND, October 21, 2016 - The Lubrizol Corporations' Advanced Materials business announces a new distribution partnership with LEHVOSS Italia S.r.l. covering Italy, for Lubrizol's PearlbondTM TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) for reactive hot melts (HMPUR or RHM) and shoe stiffeners, and PearlstickTM TPU for solvent-based adhesives.

LEHVOSS Italia S.r.l. is the affiliated company in Italy of Lehmann&Voss&Co. which has been selling chemical specialties for the industrial sector for more than 100 years. LEHVOSS is a well-established distributor of chemical specialities for diverse industries, such as: plastics, adhesives, compounds and polyester resins, rubber, paints, coatings and polyurethane polymers.

Javier Tortosa, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers global adhesives business manager, comments, "With this agreement we are looking forward to expanding the growth of our specialty TPU solutions in the Italian adhesive market and delivering consistently excellent service to new customers. We expect to provide high-value, differentiated technology solutions through this partnership with LEHVOSS in Italy."

Lubrizol's Pearlstick and Pearlbond TPU product lines include TPU specialties used as additives to increase HMPUR crystallization speed and green strength, as well as improve adhesion to substrates, accelerate setting and open times, by applying them in the following industries and applications: transportation (component bonding), technical textiles and furniture (edge banding, profile wrapping).

Visit Lubrizol Engineered Polymers at Booth Hall 6 / A23 at the K 2016 show where we will showcase the design freedom, superior aesthetics and winning performance of our broad portfolio of TPU solutions. The K 2016 trade show will be the highlight for the plastics and rubber industry in Düsseldorf, Germany from October 19-26 in Messe Düsseldorf.

About Lubrizol Engineered Polymers
With more than 55 years of experience and a worldwide network that includes formulation design, manufacturing, R&D and cutting-edge technologies, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers offers one of the broadest portfolios of engineered polymers available today including resins that are bio-based*, recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, adhesive, chemically resistant, optically clear and fast cycling. Our technology crosses many industries and applications, including surface protection, power and fluid systems, sports and recreation, wearable devices,  electronics and automotive. For more information, visit or contact

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 specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions. 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 2015 were $7 billion. For more information, visit

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* Bio-based content as certified in accordance with ASTM D-6866.
** Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. Products may not be recyclable in all areas.

LEHVOSS Italia S.r.l. will distribute Lubrizol's Pearlbond and Pearlstick TPU for adhesives in Italy.

Media Contacts
Michael Priola
+1 216 447-5697
The Lubrizol Corporation

Lidia Valcarcel
+34 93 579-9565
Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc