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Lubrizol Introduces Solsperse™ 87000 Hyperdispersant Technology

For Improved Dispersion of
Rubine, Maroon and Other Red Pigments in UV Inks

CLEVELAND, March 20, 2020 – The Lubrizol Corporation launches Solsperse™ 87000 Hyperdispersant – a unique dispersant technology enabling the industry to produce more cost-effective dispersions of UV inks containing rubine, maroon, and other red pigments.

The UV-cured inks market remains one of the fastest growing segments in the inks market with favorable sustainability benefits and with growth expected to be 6-9% through 2025. For years, formulating UV-cured inks using process magenta, such as C.I Pigment Red 57.1, has been a challenge. Undesirable viscosity increases and gelation of pigment concentrates and finished inks are common (particularly at elevated temperatures and over time), which leads to inconsistent quality and unpredictable ink stability. Solsperse 87000, a 100% active, flowable dispersant, is designed to solve this issue cost effectively across a broad range of commercially available pigments used in the production of process magenta.

“UV ink formulators will realize tremendous value in the ability of Solsperse 87000 Hyperdisperant technology to improve viscosity stability, reducing the complexity of dispersing tricky pigments like C.I Pigment Red 57.1”, shares Peter Livesey, marketing manager. “It solves the long-standing issues around storage and shipping UV inks and dispersions based on these pigments, resulting in cost savings for the ink maker”.

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About Lubrizol Performance Coatings
Lubrizol is a market-driven innovator of specialty chemicals that solve today’s challenges in the paints and coatings, printing and packaging, paper and textiles, plastics and composites, and digital print markets. More than just a supplier, we are a collaborator with extensive experience in surface protection, dispersion, adhesion, and barrier properties that enables us to enhance the performance, simplicity, and sustainability benefits of our customers’ products. With a commitment to collaboration, applied science, and demonstrated value, our team of experts is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations for both the simplest and toughest requirements. Count on Lubrizol to make the difference.

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 2018 were $6.8 billion. For more information, visit

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