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Lubrizol at International Woodcoatings Congress: to Discuss UV-cured Coatings & its Applications

Published on 2012-10-17. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND -- The Lubrizol Corporation will participate at the PRA (Paint Research Association) 8th International Woodcoatings Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 30 - 31, 2012 at the Mercure Hotel. The biennial event attracts professionals from the global wood coating industry and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information regarding new technical developments in coatings for interior and exterior wood applications. As a leading supplier to the industry, Lubrizol is also a major sponsor of the congress.

Ralf Eberhards, Technical Marketing Manager, Lubrizol Performance Coatings, will present a paper titled "High-efficiency, Soft-feel Matting Agent Replaces Silica and Waxes in UV Coatings". Eberhards will discuss new technology developed by Lubrizol that offers manufacturers the possibility of formulating versatile UV cured coatings for many fields of application.

"We are constantly exploring and developing new, environmentally sensitive ideas for our industry, and we genuinely appreciate the opportunity to present them to the congress," said Dr. Peter Bloyce, Global Business Manager, Lubrizol Performance Coatings. "The highly evolved solutions we put forth elevate the performance of wood coatings for applications across multiple market sectors and effectively demonstrate the benefits of working with Lubrizol."

Eberhards is a chemical engineer with 24 years of experience in the coatings industry - the last 17 years in various positions with Lubrizol. He received his degree from FHO College in Emden, Germany. Congress attendees are invited to his presentation, no. 28 in section 5 on Wednesday, October 31. Lubrizol representatives will also be available during the exhibit to discuss Mr. Eberhard's paper and Lubrizol wood coating solutions.

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 2011 were $6.1 billion.

Source: The Lubrizol Corporation

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