December 19, 2018 – The Lubrizol Corporation announces its Engineered
Polymers business will extend its North American distribution channel with the appointment
of Osterman and Company, Inc. as a distributor for its thermoplastic
polyurethane (TPU) portfolio.
will provide customers with even greater access to consultative sales
engineers, faster response time and is well aligned with market trends that
favor engineered plastics and more sustainable product solutions.
Osterman, based in Cheshire, CT, distributes engineering and
other plastics with significant territory coverage throughout North America.
Osterman has a strategic infrastructure in place that is well suited to support
North American customers.
The agreement, which was effective November 19, 2018,
includes the following key product lines which are well-suited for today's
innovative and demanding applications:
polymers, the standard by which others are measured, bridge the gap
between flexible rubber and rigid plastics, and can be utilized in high
performance film and sheet, extrusion, blow molding, injection molding, over
molding, calendaring and solution coating processes.
TPU and Pearlthane™
ECO* TPU products are ideal for extrusion, injection
molding and compounding applications such as flexible films, abrasion resistant
hoses, soft touch injection molded parts and more. Derived from renewable
resources, Pearlthane™ ECO TPU delivers superior performance, even more
Pearlbond™ TPU includes products for Hot
Melt Adhesives (HMA) and Reactive Hot Melts (HMPUR), typically used in
automotive interior parts, textiles and footwear, bookbinding and furniture, with
the ability to join a wide range of materials enabling new, innovative design freedom.
conductive compounds provide permanent electrostatic
dissipative (ESD) solutions, with high consistency from lot to lot, for today's
demanding applications where reliability, value and safety matter most.
inherently static dissipative compounds set
the new standard for test and design engineers requiring permanent ESD
properties without compromising cleanliness, and enabling low pigment loading
color options without affecting other properties.
Harbert, North American sales manager for Lubrizol Engineered Polymers, comments,
"It is exciting
to work with Osterman. They bring in-depth knowledge of the engineering
plastics markets in North America, as well as a knowledgeable salesforce and
technical support team. Combined with Lubrizol's innovative and durable TPU
solutions for specialized wire and cable, consumer, industrial and automotive applications,
this further enhances our ability to work closely with customers, helping them
solve difficult problems to drive innovation and growth."
Filippelli, vice president of Engineered Polymers (EPI) at Osterman, comments, "With
the growing demand for high performance materials that provide superior durability
and quality, we are proud to represent the products and professional integrity of
Lubrizol. With this new relationship, we advance our mission to provide customers
with reliable solutions that deliver differentiated performance in even the
most demanding applications, and where more sustainable solutions enable
customers to advance their performance both economically and
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.
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About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven
global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the
quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their
environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with
chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to
customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.
Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers'
success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users.
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, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials
encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based
pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.
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 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2017 were $6.3 billion.
For more information, visit Lubrizol.com.
content as certified in accordance with ASTM D-6866.
is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that
supports such materials. Products may not be available in all areas.
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Estane® thermoplastic polyurethane
(TPU) polymers push the limits of performance in wire and cable applications,
providing abrasion resistance, low coefficient of friction, low temperature
flexibility, chemical resistance, flex life and flame retardancy.
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