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Our Ritterhude plant manufactures surface modifiers based on wax technologies which are used in paints, coatings and printing inks. Wax additive technologies offered by Lubrizol range from micronized powders to liquid wax preparations in various carriers to suit diverse manufacturing requirements.

Our products and services provide added value to the end user by modifying the appearance, feel, slip, abrasion resistance and overall durability of coatings in specific applications such as can, coil, powder and wood coatings as well as liquid inks for flexographic and gravure applications, overprint varnishes and energy-curable inks.


  • Micronized waxes
  • Wax dispersions

Key Markets and Applications

  • Architectural and industrial coatings
  • Wood coatings
  • Powder coatings
  • Can coatings
  • Coil coatings
  • Printing inks

Community Relations

The Lubrizol Corporation is committed to being a good corporate citizen in all of the communities where we live and work. In addition, we support local kindergartens and local fire brigades.

Health and Safety

The Lubrizol Ritterhude facility is committed to full compliance with all environmental, health and safety regulations. We consistently strive to be a good neighbor and protect the environment. In addition, the Ritterhude facility is certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 by an independent third party. 

Ritterhude Facts


27721 Ritterhude



Contact Information

Telephone: +49 421 69333

Number of employees


Business Segment

Lubrizol Advanced Materials