Sustainability Engineered Polymers

Sustainability with Lubrizol Engineered Polymers

Together, we can create a more sustainable future.

We are a team of scientists, innovators and creators who are passionate about finding solutions for emerging needs and global challenges. At Lubrizol Engineered Polymers, we are open to new opportunities and are always willing to collaborate with our customers and partners to develop more sustainable solutions, learn more about our existing sustainable solutions by watching our video below.

Every day, we progress our sustainability journey – aiming to reduce our environmental impact, working with our customers and suppliers to enhance sustainability throughout our value chains, investing in local communities and fostering a diverse, inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Our Engineered Polymers’ innovations improve the performance, aesthetics and durability of our customers’ products across a wide range of consumer and industrial applications, including sustainable materials for performance apparel and footwear, consumer electronics, surface protection, wire and cable, 3D printing, and a range of industrial specialties.

Our sustainable solutions portfolio is based on three existing pillars:

  • Bio TPU™ with bio-based content ranging approximately from 30 to 70% certified according to ASTM D6866, commercialized as ESTANE® ECO TPU (for extrusion, molding and over molding processes), and Pearlbond™ ECO (for HMPUR formulations and hot melt adhesives).
  • ESTANE® PIR TPU based on post industrial recycled material formulated to be used in high performing applications.
  • ESTANE® RNW TPU with the same performance as our ESTANE TPU products but with total or partial bio carbon attribution.

We invite you to learn more about Sustainability at Lubrizol.  Thank you for your interest in Lubrizol.

Frequently Asked Questions

Renewable Carbon Initiative Member

Lubrizol Engineered Polymers has been a member of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) led by Nova Institute for more than 25 years.

 
Bio TPU

Design Responsibly with Bio TPU™

Bio TPU™ is our bio-based, renewable-sourced thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) portfolio which can be used in adhesives, and processed by injection molding, extrusion and co-extrusion. Bio TPU was invented in 2007 by Merquinsa which was later acquired by Lubrizol. The portfolio has been expanded and our most recent developments include a color stable grade.
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Create Smarter with Engineered Polymers

We Help You Create Smarter

Four critical ways we help increase the circularity impact of our products:

  • Design Responsibly 
  • Eliminate Waste 
  • Produce Responsibly 
  • Enable Greater Use

Engineered Polymers Sustainability Spotlight

One Shoe. One Material. One Earth.™ Initiative

Committed to helping the footwear industry reduce shoe waste, we help footwear manufacturers engineer to produce responsibly, improve product life cycles, and enhance circularity. 

X4zol-J Fiber

A World Without Waste Vision

A world without waste from the fiber to the garment level is a vision towards a more sustainable apparel industry by collaborating with like-minded brands and partners.

Renewably-sourced ESTANE® ECO TPU

Renewably-sourced material that doesn't compromise in performance when compared to traditional petroleum-based TPUs.

Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions

3D Printing

Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions allow for local production and less waste; Bio-based material solutions also available.

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TPU for Wire and Cable

Halogen-free TPU for Wire and Cable

Sustainable, halogen-free TPU provides the toughness, durability and flexibility required for flame retardant wire and cable jackets.

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Pearlbond ECO TPU

Solvent-free Pearlbond™ TPU for HMAs

TPU for 100% solvent-free hot melt adhesive applications used in furniture, textiles, automotive, and footwear. Pearlbond ECO TPU provides a bio-based option with 67% bio content.

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