Formulated Solutions

Lubrizol collaborates with customers to develop fully formulated coating solutions to meet challenging performance requirements for diverse applications and markets. With exceptional strengths in substrate adhesion, flame retardancy, hydrostatic resistance, pigment dispersion, barrier protection, abrasion resistance, ink receptivity, and haptics, we help provide multi-functionality for unique coating formulations.

While our portfolio of formulated solutions includes some off-the-shelf products, our passion is working with customers to understand specific coating needs. Lubrizol experts then get busy developing and testing distinctive solutions, providing the right balance of performance and look and feel characteristics.

Textile Coatings

Lubrizol can formulate coatings for use in a variety of textile coating applications, such as technical, transportation, performance apparel and home furnishing fabric. These products can impart single or multi-functional properties to achieve the strictest industry performance standards.

As a market leader in the formulation of water-borne flame retardant coating products, Lubrizol has the expertise to develop differentiated, customer-specific products. Our formulations enable customers to enter new, higher value markets or obtain improvements in production efficiency. Our product quality and consistency provide the confidence to promote fabrics in dynamic markets, with functionality such as high MVTR or breathability that delivers a competitive edge. Our global R&D and application teams have developed an array of options, including products that are formaldehyde-, antimony- or halogen-free, meaning these ingredients are not intentionally added during the manufacturing process.

We can work together to tailor a solution that meets unique operational and product requirements such as: 

  • Fire Safety - Myflam™ Flame Retardant Compounds offer flame-retardant properties to help upholstery and furnishing fabrics meet a variety of stringent flame-retardance standards for textiles.
  • High Performance - Performax™ Coating Compounds and Permax™ Vinylidene Chloride Resins provide desired feel and performance properties required for a variety of textile applications.
  • Environmentally Conscious - Our formulated water-borne products include an excellent choice of options that pose less risk to the environment and people than similar solvent-borne technologies.

Ink Receptive Coatings

PrintRite™ Ink Receptive Coatings are functional coating solutions designed to enhance digital printing on a variety of substrates, including film, textile and paper. PrintRite technologies allow customers to achieve superior print quality by controlling the ink droplet spread through fast ink carrier fluid absorption and retaining colorant at or near the surface of the substrate. This enables a sharper image with less ink usage and faster ink dry time. 

Consistency in print performance, durability and functionality make PrintRite ink receptive coatings a preferred choice, whether customers need a ready-to-use coating or a polymer for further formulation. Coatings are available to suit various commercially-available ink chemistries, including solvent- or eco-solvent-based, water-borne, UV, latex or dry toner. They can also be custom-designed for specific needs. Customization includes viscosity modifications to enable line optimization as well as functional coating properties, such as gloss level, hand or feel, and flame retardancy. We are also happy to work with product safety and compliance requirements to develop formulated coating solutions capable of achieving the overall performance required in increasingly regulated and legislated global markets.

PrintRite ink receptive coating technologies allow for customer formulation of coatings that deliver the desired aesthetics, durability and quality. 

  • Aesthetics – Enables outstanding vibrancy and crisp, clear, impactful digital printing.
  • Durability – Addresses indoor or outdoor performance needs enabling the final printed product to last longer.
  • Quality – Designed with coating line optimization in mind for smooth operations that deliver the high quality, digitally printed products that consumers expect.
  • Runnability - Designed for problem-free application to a wide range of substrates to maximize efficiency.

Ink Dispersions

Since the acquisition of Diamond Dispersions Ltd in 2016, Lubrizol also offers an extensive portfolio of Diamond digital ink dispersions that meets the exacting requirements of industrial inkjet inks. These quality dispersions include disperse dye dispersions for use in inks for polyester substrates as well as pigment dispersions for a variety of inkjet applications. For details on Diamond brand products, contact details, technical data sheets or sample requests, please visit www.diamonddispersions.com.