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Asia Pacific Highlights Estane® TPU for Film, Sheet and Fabric Coating Offerings.

Published on 2008-06-11. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND, OH and SHANGHAI, CHINA -- Lubrizol Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of The Lubrizol Corporation, announces that its Estane® TPUs are gaining popularity in the Asian market as an environmentally friendly option for film, sheet and fabric coating offerings.

Estane TPU's moisture vapor transmission (MVT) technology combined with its protective barrier properties guards against water and wind, while allowing fabric breathability and soft touch comfort for outerwear. TPU film lamination also reduces environmental impact without the need for organic solvents. Aliphatic grades are available with superior UV resistance for glass lamination and outdoor film protection applications.

Asia Pacific sales manager for film and sheet, Spencer Cheng, says, "One of our goals is to continue our technical leadership through innovation that provides value to our customers. We are excited about the future of Estane TPU our dedication to this region through additional investment."

Estane TPU film and sheet products are widely used for many applications including shoe linings, medical wound care and outdoor equipment. Estane TPUs continue to gain popularity as the environmentally friendly solution to replace traditional materials such as PVC. Estane TPUs continue to gain popularity as the environmentally friendly solution to replace traditional materials, such as PVC, due to their better durability and elastic properties.

Estane® is a registered trademark of The Lubrizol Corporation.

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies that improve the quality and performance of our customers' products in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, other transportation-related fluids and industrial lubricants, as well as fuel additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Lubrizol's industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality, performance and value of customers' products, while reducing their environmental impact.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, The Lubrizol Corporation owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 19 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 6,900 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2007 were $4.5 billion.

Source: Lubrizol Corporation

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