MOSCOW (MRC) -- Lubrizol has announced the next phase of its staged, multi-million dollar investment in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) capacity and capabilities to serve the rapidly growing global Paint Protection Films (PPF) market, according to Indian CHEMICAL News.
This comes on top of investments of over USD20 million over the last three years in capacity, application and testing capabilities, and market insights.
The new investments will further optimize the global manufacturing footprint to support expected growth and innovation in the PPF market, with progressive capacity increases through debottlenecking and greenfield investments that will more than triple capacity over the next three years.
“The PPF market shows continued strong growth across the globe, driven by increased consumer awareness and the desire to protect vehicles surfaces and maintain premium aesthetics,” said Viviana Wilson, global director industrial marketing of ESTANE Engineered Polymers for Lubrizol. “Consumer preferences in PPF are well aligned with the long-lasting performance and protection enabled by the use of ESTANE TPU from Lubrizol. Across the world, we’re channeling our resources and capabilities to help end-users benefit from high performance surface protection solutions.”
As MRC informed earler, more than 5,250 tons of chemicals, oil and fuel additives burned in a massive fire at US specialty chemical firm Lubrizol in Rouen, France, in late September, 2019. Lubrizol managed to resume operations at its plant at Rouen in northwest France after the fire only in late December, 2019.
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an innovative specialty chemical company that apart from its production develops and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol is providing innovative solutions for its customers high-performance application needs and remains committed to ongoing investment in its CPVC capabilities that support future growth. 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 8,000 employees worldwide.