Materials supplier Lubrizol held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in August to unveil its new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) production line at its Songjiang manufacturing site in Shanghai, China. This move is another milestone in Lubrizol Engineered Polymers’ investment in Asia Pacific, expanding the company’s TPU production capacity and strengthening regional business support.
The new line will provide additional TPU production capability for Lubrizol Engineered Polymers, including the Estane TPU portfolio, meeting increasing demand from various markets such as automotive, footwear, and electronics.
“The launch of our new TPU line showcases our strong confidence in this market,” said Jane Cai, Senior Business Director APAC, Lubrizol Engineering Polymers. "We are continually investing in production capacity, product development, and innovation in Asia, helping us collaborate with our customers, understand their diverse needs and provide tailored solutions that differentiate their products in the market.”
Estane TPUs not only improve performance and aesthetics of finished products, but also ultimately help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. In early 2022, Lubrizol’s Songjiang site received International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC Plus).
“Sustainability is a critical part of our business strategy,” stated Arnau Pano, Vice President and General Manager, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers. “As a material solutions provider, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers is dedicated to sustainability and delivering innovative and unique products to our end-use markets.”