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Thermedics™ Polymer Products Expanding its Aliphatic TPU Line into the Asian Market

Published on 2008-08-27. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND, OH and SHANGHAI, CHINA -- Lubrizol Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of The Lubrizol Corporation, introduces the expansion of its aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane ( TPU ) Thermedics™ Polymer Products line into the Asian market. The Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA manufacturing facility, which produces aliphatic TPU s for medical applications, has expanded the capacity in order to meet the growing demand.

Thermedics is one of the major producers of aliphatic TPU s in the United States. These TPU s offer a unique combination of softness with strength and superior physical properties. Thermedics aliphatic TPU s are known for producing exceptional medical devices and supplying the industry with an outstanding array of products: Tecoflex®, Tecothane®, Carbothane®, Tecoplast® and Tecophilic® TPU s. These TPU s have been specifically formulated to have flexural endurance, high strength and processing versatility over a wide range of applications.

Thermedics offers a full range of resins and polymers including filled compounds that are visible during X-ray, also known as radio-opaque materials. These materials are easy to process into multi-lumen tubes. For customers wishing to purchase extruded tubing for smaller production runs, we offer a custom-made tubing service for export from the United States.

Thermedics™ is a trademark of The Lubrizol Corporation.

Tecoflex®, Tecothane®, Carbothane®, Tecoplast® and Tecophilic® are registered trademarks 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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