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Lubrizol Expands European Formulations & Applications Centers of Excellence for Coatings

Published on 2015-06-19. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND -- The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business announces an expansion at one of its European Formulations & Applications Centers of Excellence in Blackley, UK. In addition to a formulations and applications technical team, the Blackley facility also comprises research and development of hyperdispersants and is a central location for all European and emerging markets commercial activities. The facility is dedicated to synthesizing, formulating and testing dispersant technologies for diverse coatings and explores unique solutions for resins, binders and surface modification.

"Essentially, we have increased our lab footprint by 50% for our formulations and applications," comments Lee Young, Lubrizol global formulations and applications manager. "This allows us to continue building on the technical capabilities that our customers count on from us - which includes the development and formulation of coatings solutions that bring differentiated performance to meet our customers' wide-ranging requirements."

Continued Lubrizol investments in global Centers of Excellence ensure the ability for highly skilled technical experts to collaborate in labs with modern equipment to efficiently deliver advanced coating technologies to customers. "Reducing our response time to customers is also a key business goal," continues Young. "When we can bring the right, differentiated products to customers and meet their time requirements in the process, through the effective collaboration of our technical experts, then we are a critical part of their success and profitability."

At the Blackley Center of Excellence, technical experts, technical product managers, sales and marketing teams, as well as senior business managers are all available to address customer needs with leading-edge solutions from Lubrizol's Solsperse(TM) and Solplus(TM) polymeric dispersant, Carboset®, Hycar® and Carbosperse(TM) resin, and Lanco(TM) surface modifier product lines. The lab expansion also includes the purchase of new equipment with a timeframe of completion targeted for July 2015.

About Lubrizol Performance Coatings

Lubrizol innovates coatings solutions 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 Corporation

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