CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Lubrizol Corporation announces its Engineered Polymers business will extend its North American distribution channel with the appointment of Osterman and Company, Inc. as a distributor for its thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) portfolio.
This will provide customers with even greater access to consultative sales engineers, faster response time and is well aligned with market trends that favor engineered plastics and more sustainable product solutions.
Osterman, based in Cheshire, CT, distributes engineering and other plastics with significant territory coverage throughout North America. Osterman has a strategic infrastructure in place that is well suited to support North American customers.
The agreement, which was effective November 19, 2018, includes the following key product lines which are well-suited for today's innovative and demanding applications:
Jim Harbert, North American sales manager for Lubrizol Engineered Polymers, comments, "It is exciting to work with Osterman. They bring in-depth knowledge of the engineering plastics markets in North America, as well as a knowledgeable salesforce and technical support team. Combined with Lubrizol's innovative and durable TPU solutions for specialized wire and cable, consumer, industrial and automotive applications, this further enhances our ability to work closely with customers, helping them solve difficult problems to drive innovation and growth."
Jeff Filippelli, vice president of Engineered Polymers (EPI) at Osterman, comments, "With the growing demand for high performance materials that provide superior durability and quality, we are proud to represent the products and professional integrity of Lubrizol. With this new relationship, we advance our mission to provide customers with reliable solutions that deliver differentiated performance in even the most demanding applications, and where more sustainable solutions enable customers to advance their performance both economically and environmentally."
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, leverages its unmatched science to unlock immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,800 employees. For more information, visit www.Lubrizol.com.
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