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Lubrizol and Bjorn Thorsen to Showcase TPU Solutions at Muovi Plastics Fair

CLEVELAND, March 15, 2017 - The Lubrizol Corporations' Engineered Polymers business will be highlighting its latest thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) solutions at Muovi & Pakkaus, Plastics & Packaging fair from April 20-21, held at the Lahti fair center in Finland. Leading Danish raw material distributor, Bjorn Thorsen A/S, based in Copenhagen, represents Lubrizol in the Nordic region and will showcase the broad range of TPU specialties at its booth no. E9a.

At Muovi Plastics, the following innovative TPU solutions will be highlighted:

  • Lubrizol's aliphatic offering ranging from 70 Shore A to 65 Shore D: expanded portfolio in order to provide materials with a broad hardness for designers or engineers who are on the lookout for improved aesthetics without sacrificing long-term performance in colour-stable parts. Pearlthane(TM) D91T80 and Pearlthane D91T86 TPU protect your light-coloured and transparent applications from damaging UV rays.
  • Estane® TPU for heavy-duty and food approved contact hose & tube: a wide-range of highly versatile and easy-to-process solutions which provide superior hydrolysis, tear/puncture resistance, and low temperature flexibility, including UV-resistant TPU with water tightness.
  • Innovative soft, plasticizer-free Pearlbond(TM) 300 series for hot melt adhesives: to match the pace of the increasing sophistication of textiles by improving processability, shape retention, soft touch, and flexibility in body movement, while providing excellent bonding.


Jesus Santamaria, EMEAI engineered polymers business director, notes, "We're expanding our offering of high-performing, specialty materials that offer processors and designers significant added value. The Nordic drive for innovation and uptrend environment provides the perfect showroom, and our distributor Bjorn Thorsen is the ideal partner to present our wider portfolio of aliphatic and other innovative TPUs that allow for durable, aesthetic products with new design and processing possibilities."

Visit Bjorn Thorsen's booth no. E9a at Muovi & Pakkaus, Plastics & Packaging fair where they will showcase the design freedom, superior aesthetics and the winning performance of our TPU Solutions.

About Lubrizol Engineered Polymers
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 www.lubrizol.com/engineeredpolymers or contact engineeredpolymers@lubrizol.com.

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 Lubrizol.com.

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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.

All marks are owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.

Lubrizol provides soft, flexible and high bonding materials for improved aesthetics without sacrificing long-term performance at Muovi Plastics Finnish show in April 2017.

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

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

Web Sites
www.lubrizol.com/engineeredpolymers.
www.lubrizol.com