Cleveland, Ohio - Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc. has finished building a new production line at its Avon Lake, Ohio, manufacturing facility for Estane thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs), which will add 30 percent more to its capacity.
Lubrizol said the expansion will support growth of its TPU business in the Americas region.
"A key part of the global growth strategy for Estane TPU is to ensure that our manufacturing facility at Avon Lake, as well as our global facilities in Oevel, Belgium and Songjiang, Shanghai, have the capacity to supply our customer base well into the future," commented Mike Vaughn, vice president and general manager, Estane Engineered Polymers, in a company statement.
"Business throughout the Americas is growing. We have already sold material produced on the new line, and we expect that the added capacity will complement all of the product development efforts underway," added Dale Willis, Estane Engineered Polymers business director - Americas.
PIC: Hydraulic cables using Estane TPU covers.