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.

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