Lubrizol develops a high-performing, sustainable ESTANE® TPU solution for vegan synthetic leather applications

February 28, 2022

CLEVELAND, Ohio – February 28, 2022 – Lubrizol Engineered Polymers has developed a high-performing ESTANE® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) solution for vegan and sustainable synthetic leather applications that delivers high durability, enhanced comfort and pleasing aesthetics. This advanced ESTANE TPU technology also contributes to cleaner air quality in vehicle interiors due to its lower volatile organic content.

Lubrizol is partnering with industry-leading players to meet the growing demand to enhance consumer’s driving experience with automotive interiors that are stylish, durable, highly functional, while also balancing a reduced impact on the environment. This new application of advanced ESTANE technology does not use any solvents and can be recycled*, improving the overall sustainability footprint.

The innovative ESTANE TPU technology can be processed by extrusion or calendaring. This enables synthetic leather producers to use ESTANE TPU in their existing processes. It offers a high-performing solution with excellent wear and crack resistance, soft-touch haptics, and design versatility with colors and embossing.

With more than 60 years of experience, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers has added a versatile and flexible product to the ESTANE portfolio that is solvent-free and made to last.

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*Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. Products may not be available in all areas.


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. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,600 employees. For more information, visit

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