Adhesives Magazine

LUBRIZOL ACQUIRES DOW THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE BUSINESS

January 21, 2009

The Lubrizol Corp., Wickliffe, OH, recently acquired the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) business of The Dow Chemical Co. The acquisition, structured as a sale and purchase of assets, will expand Lubrizol’s Estane® Engineered Polymers business. The Dow TPU business had 2007 revenues of approximately $85 million.

Located in La Porte, TX, Dow’s TPU product line is represented by two key brands: PELLETHANETM thermopolastic polyurethane elastomers, used in a variety of high-value elastomer applications including footwear, medical tubing, automotive, film and industrial/engineering applications; and ISOPLASTTM engineering thermoplastic polyurethane resins, used in a variety of specialty applications that require its unique combination of high-end engineering plastic properties that include clarity, impact strength and chemical resistance.

For more information, visit www.lubrizol.com.