Lubrizol Promotes Self-healing TPU at Design Chain @K 2016 Conference

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CLEVELAND, August 31, 2016 - The Lubrizol Corporation''s Engineered Polymers
business announces that it will highlight Estane(®) VSN 9000, an innovative
thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), at Design Chain (at)K which is being held October
24-25, 2016. Estane VSN 9000 TPU is designed to improve the performance of
aesthetically-critical parts.

Estane VSN 9000 benefits designers through a set of unique technology attributes
including:
* Self-healing Capabilities: Scratches caused during production, handling and
assembly of eyewear frames represent one of the major defects found in
quality control.  The self-healing capabilities of Estane VSN 9000 help
reduce these defects by enabling minor scratches and imperfections to be
repaired.
* Excellent Dimension Stability: Estane VSN 9000 absorbs significantly less
water (tested at 70°C for seven days) and shows more uniform shrinkage than
Nylon or PA, providing improved dimensional control, essential to ensuring
superior fit and functional properties.
* Chemical Resistance: Estane VSN 9000 offers better chemical resistance to
sunscreens, lotions, hand creams and other frequently encountered
substances, surpassing that of Nylon 12 and Polycarbonate, for improved
aesthetics throughout the life of the eyewear frame.

David Pascual, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers'' global market segment manager -
industrial notes, "In recent years advanced materials have emerged and are
having a major impact on the design of products around us. Our Estane VSN 9000
is a self-healing material that improves initial as well as long-wear
aesthetics. This material also makes it possible to form parts that can
outperform traditional materials as it can withstand aggressive chemical and
mechanical attacks, thereby enabling longer-lasting aesthetics. These properties


benefits producers as well as end consumers."


The Design Chain (at)K conference will be held in Messe Düsseldorf on the 24-25 of
October 2016 alongside the K 2016 trade show, the highlight of the plastics and
rubber industry, which takes place 19-26 of October. At K 2016, Lubrizol will
showcase its latest innovations for extrusion, molding and adhesives
applications, exhibiting at Booth Hall 6 / A23 with its distributor VELOX GmbH.

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
Engineered Polymers offers one of the broadest portfolios of engineered polymers
available today including resins that are bio-based*, recyclable**, light
stable, flame retardant, adhesive, chemically resistant, optically clear and
fast cycling. Our technology crosses many industries and applications, including
surface protection, power and fluid systems, sports and recreation, wearable
devices, electronics and automotive. For more information, visit
www.lubrizol.com/engineeredpolymers or contact engineeredpolymers(at)lubrizol.com.

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 specialty materials encompassing polymer and
coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical
device solutions. 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 2015 were $7 billion. For more information, visit
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. Products may not be available in all
areas.

All marks are owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.





Lubrizol''s Estane(®) VSN 9000 applied in high-end eyewear frames.



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

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

Web Sites
www.lubrizol.com/engineeredpolymers.
www.lubrizol.com
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