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VELOX and The Lubrizol Corporation Strengthen their Alliance

Published on 2010-07-09. Author : SpecialChem

After 10 years of a successful cooperation, VELOX (Germany) will offer the full medical thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) portfolio of Thermedics™ Polymer Products from The Lubrizol Corporation (Cleveland, OH, USA) across Europe.

VELOX and The Lubrizol Corporation strengthen their alliance
The new additions to the VELOX medical TPU portfolio are:
  • Pellethane® TPU - an aromatic polyether, with a range of Shore hardness from 80A to 75D, offering abrasion, wear, low temperature and chemical resistance, flexibility with durability and impact resistance.
  • Isoplast® ETPU - a rigid engineered TPU that offers excellent processability, chemical and impact resistance, low melt viscosity, and durability with mechanical and barrier properties. Isoplast ETPUs are available in clear, opaque, long glass-filled as well as composite materials.
  • Currently, the portfolio includes the aliphatic TPU families of Tecoflex®, Carbothane®, Tecothane®, and Tecophilic as well as custom medical tubing.

"The addition of Pellethane and Isoplast TPUs to the VELOX Medical Division enables us to offer our customers - the medical device designers - a complete range of TPU materials covering a wide spectrum of applications. Isoplast ETPU, in particular, is relatively unknown in Europe, and we are developing new applications for this unique family of resins. Lubrizol medical TPUs are a key part of our medical polymers portfolio." says Siobhan Bastiansen, VELOX's Market Manager -Medical Applications.

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.

About VELOX GmbH

VELOX GmbH is a European leader in the marketing and supply of specialty raw materials for the plastics, rubber, paint and coating industries. Established in 1993 by Bernard Goursaud and N. Max Schlenzig, VELOX's Head Office is in Hamburg, Germany. The company currently has 14 offices and 100 experienced staff servicing customers in the majority of European Union countries as well as in Turkey.

Source: VELOX

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