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Lubrizol's Estane(R) TPU Grades Certified In Contact With Drinking Water

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, Sept 29, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Lubrizol Engineered Polymers announces that it is now offering a series of polyether-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs), with a hardness range from 74 to 90 shore A, for use in water management applications. This new product series, produced under the Estane(R) TPU product platform, meets WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) regulations for certified materals that have contact with drinking water, based on the standard BS6920 and NSF (NSF/ANSI Standard 61 on Drinking Water System Components) certifications.

WRAS's and NSF's certified listings greatly expands Lubrizol's broad and innovative engineered polymers offering in applications related to water management, where high-performing TPU solutions are applied in parts for water distribution and tanks. Several grades by WRAS have been certified for use with water up to 23 degrees Celsius, and Estane 58197 NAT 022 has been certified for use with water up to 50 degrees Celsius.

"When targeting applications in the water management industry, compliance with drinking water regulations in various countries is a must. Lubrizol is very sensitive to these issues, and we have developed engineered solutions specifically to meet these strict requirements," states Timothy Madden, managing director for Estane engineered polymers EMEAI.

WRAS-certified grades Estane 58315 NAT 035 and 58311 NAT 028, additionally, meet corresponding food service regulations under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Further, Estane 54640 NAT 031, which is especially designed for food belts, meets FDA and EU (10-2011) regulations.

Lubrizol's portfolio of engineered polymer solutions offers other FDA and EU-compliant materials, available with a broad shore hardness range and different chemical base. Lubrizol's solutions for food processing and water management are also finding increasing use at customers that have stringent demands for materials compliant with recognized and requested certifications. These simplify the selection of key raw materials and can speed up product development time, shortening the time-to market for new product launches in the food processing industry and drinking water field, and supporting the potential end-certification of drinking water- or food contact-related products.

Lubrizol's engineered polymer portfolio offers a wide-range of highly versatile materials (to be applied in belts, films, profiles, hoses and tubes and coated fabrics, among other applications) with outstanding abrasion-, chemical-, hydrolysis- and high-heat resistance. High-performance polycaprolactone copolyester- or copolymer-based specialties are available for the industrial, automotive, electronics and sports and recreation markets.

About Lubrizol Engineered Polymers

With more than 55 years of experience and a worldwide network that includes formulation design, manufacturing, R&D and cutting-edge technologies, Lubrizol offers one of the broadest portfolios of engineered polymers available today that includes resins that can be bio-based*, recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, adhesive, breathable or chemically resistant, along with other features almost too numerous to mention. The scope of our influence crosses many industries, with applications that include the industrial, electronics, and sports and recreation industries. For more information, visit www.lubrizol.com/engineeredpolymers.

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. Our 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 9,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2014 were $7 billion. For more information, visit www.Lubrizol.com.

* Bio-based content as certified in accordance with ASTM D-6866.
** Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. This product may not be recyclable in all areas.

All marks are owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.

WRAS certifies some Estane TPU grades in contact with drinking water.

Media Contacts
Michael Priola
+1-216-447-5697
The Lubrizol Corporation

Lidia Valcarcel
+34 93 579-9565
Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc.

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