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Lubrizol Announces Asian Availability of Two Oeko-Tex® Certified Breathable Resins for use in Textiles


April 22, 2014 - London

 
 

CLEVELAND, April 22, 2014 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces the availability of two Oeko-Tex® certified TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) resins for use in breathable textiles in Asia. Both Estane® MVT 80 NT1 and Estane MVT 90 NT1, which are certified for Class I, II, III and IV uses by independent testing for harmful substances in textiles by the International Oeko-Tex Association, are now available via Lubrizol's Songjiang, Shanghai China manufacturing facility.   

Estane MVT80 NT1 (80 shore A) and Estane MVT90 NT1 (90 shore A) are high-moisture vapor transmission resins for use as monolithic films in textiles. This allows the garment to be waterproof, yet breathable. Both resins have moisture vapor transmission values greater than 10,000 g/m²/day when tested under the ASTM International test method, E96 BW.

"We have listened to the global apparel industry, and there is an unquestioned need to shorten the length of the supply chain. Now, by offering these two Oeko-Tex® certified grades via our Shanghai facility, our processing partners are better positioned to supply their customers in a more efficient manner," notes Sally Lenhart, Lubrizol global market manager, performance films. "Lubrizol is committed to further expanding the reach of our Oeko-Tex® certified resins as a way to meet the needs of our global apparel supply chain partners."

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. It was developed by the International Oeko-Tex® Association in response to the increasing demand of the global textile industry for safer, globally certified chemistries.

In addition, Lubrizol will be highlighting other unique engineered polymer technologies at Chinaplas 2014. For more information, stop by booth #N2F41 from April 23 - 26, contact Lubrizol Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. by email (carrie.wang@lubrizol.com) or phone: 86-21-38660366, or visit www.lubrizol.com/engineeredpolymers.

Lubrizol is more than a leading supplier and manufacturer of polymer solutions; Lubrizol is a proven and trusted partner for its customers. With 50+ years of experience and a worldwide network that includes formulation design, manufacturing, R&D, technical service labs and cutting-edge technologies, Lubrizol helps make its customers' products a bit more amazing.

Lubrizol's extensive polymer portfolio includes resins that can be bio-based*, recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, solvent-free, adhesive breathable or chemically resistant.

Lubrizol Engineered Polymers are highly versatile, easy-to-process polymers that can be utilized in film and sheet, extrusion, blow molding, injection molding, over molding, calendaring and solution coating processes for industrial, sports and recreation and electronics applications.

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.

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 7,500 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2013 were $6.4 billion. For more information, visit http://www.lubrizol.com/.

Estane is a registered trademark of The Lubrizol Corporation.
Oeko-Tex® is a registered trademark of the International Oeko-Tex® Association.

* 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. 

Media Contact
Michael Priola
+1-216-447-5697
Website: www.lubrizol.com

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