Lubrizol Engineered Polymers

9911 Brecksville Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44141-3247 US


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Customers choose Lubrizol Engineered Polymers’ innovative solutions for the outstanding physical and aesthetic properties they provide in many industrial, sports, recreational and consumer goods applications.

Our polymers bridge the gap between flexible rubber and rigid plastics, with a wide variety of physical and functional property combinations. We help customers solve some of the industry’s toughest challenges, making products safer, more durable, better performing, more appealing and longer lasting.

As the inventor of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), our Estane® polymers set the mark for performance and quality. Through decades of innovation and strong dedication to the markets we serve, we have developed one of the deepest, most specialized portfolios available. Estane®, Pearlthane™ and Isoplast® polymers are precisely engineered to provide superior resistance to chemicals, temperature, abrasion and UV light. BounCell-X™ TPU microcellular foam provides low-density cushioning with remarkable durability. Pearlbond™ and Pearlstick™ high-performance adhesives enable novel fabrication and assembly.

As material science experts, we work collaboratively with customers to redefine problems and how they are solved, from the molecular level right through applications development and performance testing. With local sales and technical support and a global supply chain, we offer a convenient, single source of reliable solutions for customers across the world.

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Lubrizol Completes Acquisition of Merquinsa
The Lubrizol Corp., Wickliffe, Ohio, recently completed its purchase of Spanish TPU producer Merquinsa.

Materials: Highly FR TPU for Cable Jacketing & Molding
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lubrizol’s Estane Engineered Polymers group has come out with a halogenated TPU for wire and cable jacketing and injection molding that has an LOI of 40.

TPU for Non-Halogen Wire & Cable
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Lubrizol Acquires Dow’s TPU Business
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Overmolding adhesion of TPEs is undergoing constant improvement

TPEs Move Up the Performance Scale
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New Soft TPU Is Abrasion-Resistant
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Aluminum replaces steel

What's New at the Show in MATERIALS
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Noveon Renamed
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FR TPU for Wire and Cable
A new TPU from Noveon Inc. (now Estane Engineered Polymers), Cleveland, is claimed to be an industry first for flame-resistant wire and cable jacketing.

Soft TPU for Hose, Tubing
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Product Categories of Lubrizol Engineered Polymers

Abrasion Resistant Coatings
Conductive Coatings
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Polyester Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Urethane Type

Trade Names

Pearlbond ECO™
Pearlthane ECO™