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Construction Completed for New Lucant Plant

November 21, 2020

Mitsui Chemicals has completed construction of a new plant within the Ichihara Works of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Ichihara City, Chiba, Japan) to produce LUCANT™ hydrocarbon-based synthetic fluid.

CLEVELAND, Ohio and TOKYO, Japan – LucantTM hydrocarbon-based synthetic fluid provides excellent shear stability and thermochemical stability, enabling its usage as a performance polymer and viscosity modifier in the most demanding transportation and industrial applications—including automotive driveline fluids, industrial lubricants and greases.

Mitsui Chemicals—the first manufacturer to offer this unique synthetic fluid—has completed construction of a new plant at its Ichihara Works in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture which will allow them to increase its production of LUCANT. They marked completion of this facility during a ceremony on November 12.

“Completion of this new plant marks an important milestone for our strategic partnership with Mitsui Chemicals. Expansion of LUCANT capacity, combined with Lubrizol Additives technology and formulation expertise, allows us to create valuable solutions for our customers delivering improved efficiency and extended equipment life as we help the world Move Cleaner and Create Smarter,” says Tom Curtis, President, Lubrizol Additives.

Outline of the New Facility

Product: Hydrocarbon-based synthetic fluid

Trademark: LUCANT™

Location: Within Mitsui Chemicals Ichihara Works

Schedule: Commercial operations to begin in April 2021 (tentative)


About The Lubrizol Corporation
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

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Media Contacts

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. – Corporate Communications Div.


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