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Lubrizol Announces $20 Million Investment in Acrylic Emulsion Manufacturing Capacity

Lubrizol Gastonia, NC plant Lubrizol's manufacturing facility in Gastonia, North Carolina significantly upgrades production capacity of acrylic emulsion technologies

April 23, 2024 - Lubrizol today announced a $20 million investment to its plant in Gastonia, North Carolina, to enhance production of innovative acrylic emulsions.

Lubrizol acrylic emulsions are used in a wide range of applications. For example, Carbocure™ acrylic emulsions are designed for high performance paper and nonwoven applications. They are ideally suited for applications where high solvent/oil resistance, high tensile strength, excellent water resistance, and high temperature performance are required. Because of their wide range of end-use properties, Hycar® emulsions are frequently used in nonwoven, textile, and paper saturation applications.

"Our commitment to innovation and production of world-class acrylic emulsions will continue, as evident by this significant investment," shared Luis Carthery, Sr. Business Director-Americas, Lubrizol. "While some Hycar® Acrylic Emulsions first commercialized in the 1960s continue to have significant sales volumes today, we continue to innovate and bring modern resin technologies to customers, helping them achieve advanced performance capabilities for their coatings."

Tom Zagore, Sr. Director for Product Management, added, "The investment in Lubrizol's manufacturing facility in Gastonia includes updated processing equipment, storage tanks, packaging equipment, and an increase in overall production capacity to serve our customers. Safety and operating efficiency are key drivers for the changes."

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has more than 8,000 employees.

SOURCE: Lubrizol

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