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Lubrizol Expands by Adding Acrylic Emulsion Capacity for Coatings

Published on 2015-06-09. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND -- The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business announces the addition of new acrylic emulsion capacity at its manufacturing facility in Antwerp, Belgium. The facility manufactures resin technologies for the paint and coatings, graphic arts, engineered paper, textile and other industries under such brand names as Hycar®, Carboset® and Printrite™. The new capacity is key to meet the demand of customers throughout Europe that require unique, high performance technologies for differentiated resin performance.

"Over the past 18 months, new reactors have been installed," comments Ivo Van Aken, Lubrizol Antwerp plant manager. "This was done to replace older equipment and also to increase our production capabilities, allowing us to address new market demand".

For Lubrizol's customers, the new acrylic emulsion capabilities provide greater flexibility to manufacture customized solutions that meet very specific performance requirements," notes Tom Keir, Lubrizol director of product management. "It also allows our global customers to access the same technologies in Europe as are available in other parts of the world. This helps them simplify operations and improve global efficiencies."
This investment in the Antwerp facility is another example of why customers can continue to count on Lubrizol for consistent, high quality products with a commitment to provide uninterrupted supply.

About Lubrizol Performance Coatings

Lubrizol, innovates coatings solutions that help its customers balance the aesthetics, durability, and functionality needs of their products for a wide array of surfaces and substrates. Its strength is in collaborating with customers to solve their toughest challenges-such as making coatings safer, enhancing production efficiency and reducing environmental impact-without compromising performance.

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Its products for the oilfield market include technologies for exploration, production and transportation.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,000 employees worldwide.

Source: Lubrizol

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