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Lubrizol Appoints Apta as New Distributor in Brazil

May 24, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Lubrizol Corporation announces its Engineered Polymers business has selected Apta, Vinmar Group, as the new distributor for the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) portfolio of the company's business throughout Brazil. Apta distributes engineering plastics in Brazil with significant territory coverage. They have warehouses and office facilities strategically located in São Leopoldo-RS, Joinville-SC and São Paulo-SP.

The agreement, which took effect April 17, 2018, includes the following key product lines which are well-suited for today's innovative and demanding applications:

  • Estane® TPU: Estane TPU products are utilized in film and sheet, extrusion, blow molding, injection molding, over molding, calendaring and solution coating processes.
  • Isoplast® ETP: Isoplast ETP products are hard and high flexural modulus polyurethane engineering resins with excellent chemical resistance and barrier properties.
  • Pearlbond™ TPU: The Pearlbond TPU portfolio includes products for Hot Melt Adhesives (HMA) and Reactive Hot Melts (HMPUR), typically used in automotive interior parts, bookbinding, furniture, textile and footwear.
  • Pearlstick™ TPU: Pearlstick TPU products are designed for use in the manufacture of solvent-based adhesives.
    Other products that will also be distributed by Apta are: Pearlcoat™ TPU, Pearlthane™ TPU, Pearlthane™ ECO* TPU and Carbo-Rite™ Conductive Compounds and Sheet Products.

Rogerio Colucci, Lubrizol engineered polymers business manager for Latin America comments, "It is exciting to work with Apta, as they have excellent in-depth knowledge of the engineering plastics markets in Brazil. When combined with Lubrizol's innovative and durable TPU solutions for specialized wire and cable, adhesives, consumer, industrial and footwear applications, this will further enhance our ability to work closely with customers, helping them solve valuable problems and drive innovation and growth in Brazil.

Eduardo Cansi, business director Apta/Vinmar, comments "We are proud of having been selected as Lubrizol's new distributor. We are impressed by the company's wide portfolio of products and the quality of the products, as well as Lubrizol's commitment to market development."

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