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

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, contactLubrizol Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
by email ( or phone: 86-21-38660366, or

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,

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

Media Contact
Michael Priola



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Source: Lubrizol via Globenewswire


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