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Lubrizol & Merquinsa at Feiplastic: to Present Latest TPU Innovations for Seals and Gaskets

Published on 2013-05-09. Author : SpecialChem

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The Lubrizol Corporation and Merquinsa, a Lubrizol company, announce that they will be participating at Feiplastic 2013-The International Plastic Trade Fair-in Sao Paulo, Brazil from May 20-24, 2013, at stand #F60. Lubrizol and Merquinsa will be showcasing their integrated portfolio of Engineered Polymer solutions.

In addition to their wide-range of Estane® Engineered Polymers, Lubrizol will be highlighting Merquinsa's new high-performance specialty TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) grades for industrial markets and applications. These grades are the latest TPU innovations for seals and gaskets based on PCL - "H" technology, more specifically, Pearlthane™ D11H92S, D11H95S and 11H94. This technology is also applied in industrial tubing, like pneumatic tubing. Hard resins like Pearlthane 11T65D (64 Shore D) are also available for pneumatic piston seal applications.

Alexandre Prado, Latin America business manager, Engineered Polymers, notes "Merquinsa brings a great product portfolio enhancement to Lubrizol along with a unique network base of customers."

With over 50 years of experience, Lubrizol is a global leader in Engineered Polymer technology and solutions. The addition of Merquinsa's line of innovative technologies - aliphatic, bio-based, polycaprolactone (PCL), copolyester elastomeric, Pearlstick™ TPU for adhesives and solvent-free Pearlbond™ TPU product ranges for HMPUR and footwear-allows Lubrizol to provide unique solutions to various market segments by providing one source for the different materials required in an end-use application.

Lubrizol focuses on unique Engineered Polymer technologies and strong research and product development to help local manufacturers grow profitably in a wide-range of industries such as industrial, medical, electronics and sports and recreation. The opening last month of a new local office in Sao Paulo was driven by the willingness to offer close technical and marketing support, as well as highly technological solutions to local industries.

Estane Engineered Polymers are highly versatile, thermoplastic elastomers that can be utilized in film and sheet, extrusion, blow molding, injection molding, over molding, calendaring and solution coating processes for applications in the industrial, sports and recreation and electronics industries.

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to customers 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 7,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2012 were $6.1 billion.

Estane® is a registered trademark of The Lubrizol Corporation.

About Merquinsa

Merquinsa is a leading thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) specialty producer, providing innovative products for injection molding, extrusion, calendering, melt coating, compounding and adhesive applications. Merquinsa was recently acquired by The Lubrizol Corporation. The Merquinsa product lines are now integrated into Lubrizol's Engineered Polymers business.

Source: Merquinsa

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