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Estane®Engineered Polymers Announces the Expansion of its Isoplast® Product Portfolio

Published on 2010-06-22. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND -- Estane® Engineered Polymers of the Lubrizol Corporation has expanded its Isoplast® product portfolio to include flame retardant grades along with additional extrudable and co-extrudable grades in various hardness levels. These new Isoplast polymers are available in most regions of the world, with market potential.

"These new rigid products in the portfolio will continue to expand Lubrizol's reach into new applications and new geographic areas," said Mike Vaughn, vice president and general manager Lubrizol Engineered Polymers. "Customers around the globe are seeing the value of new products and solutions provided by Lubrizol that help to expand their business in medical and industrial-related markets."

Isoplast polymers are a highly engineered rigid plastic with excellent chemical and impact resistance. These polymers can be used in place of polycarbonate or in applications where stress cracking, coloring and / or tinting are difficult.

The new Isoplast grades are just a few of a growing list of solutions offered from Lubrizol. Estane Engineered Polymers provide low temperature flexibility, superior toughness and outstanding abrasion and wear resistance, in combination with chemical or hydrolysis resistance. Lubrizol is one of the largest global producers of engineered polymers with production facilities in Avon Lake, Ohio and LaPorte, Texas, USA, Oevel, Belgium and Songjiang, Shanghai.

All trademarks are property 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 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 6,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2009 were $4.6 billion.

Source: Lubrizol Corporation

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