Cleveland-based Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc. — a subsidiary of The Lubrizol Corp, Wickliffe,
Ohio — has completed the installation of a new production line at its Avon Lake, Ohio,
manufacturing facility increasing capacity for Lubrizol’s Estane® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)
products by approximately 30 percent.
“A key part of the global growth strategy for Estane TPU is to ensure that our manufacturing
facility at Avon Lake, as well as our global facilities in Oevel, Belgium, and Songjiang, Shanghai,
have the capacity to supply our customer base well into the future,” said Mike Vaughn, vice
president and general manager, Estane Engineered Polymers.
“Business throughout the Americas is growing. We have already sold material produced on the
new line, and we expect that the added capacity will complement all of the product development
efforts underway,” added Dale Willis, business director – Americas, Estane Engineered Polymers.
February 12, 2008