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Lubrizol upgrading Textile Coatings Centre
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The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business is upgrading its Textile Coatings Centre of Excellence in Gastonia, NC. The facility, which focuses on research and development of coatings technologies for textile and non-woven substrates, is dedicated to formulating and testing innovative coating technologies for technical textile applications.

The new Centre of Excellence is a state of the art textile coating product development and applications testing facility.

"By upgrading our capabilities, we continue our longstanding commitment to the textiles industry," says Bob Bonner, technical manager. "This investment expands our ability to deliver a wide range of textile coating and testing services for customers, including flame retardancy, abrasion resistance, water repellency, chemical resistance, and stretch-restriction capability."

"Our textiles team in Gastonia is focused on providing an outstanding experience for customers through technical service", comments Ted Parigian, sales manager, textile coatings. "They're constantly developing new technologies, and these upgrades will enhance our ongoing ability to deliver winning solutions".

Lubrizol investments in global Centre of Excellences ensure the ability for highly skilled technical experts to collaborate with customers and each other in world class labs with modern equipment to efficiently deliver advanced coating technologies to customers. "Reducing our response time to customers is a key business goal," notes Lee Young, technical director. "When we can bring the right, differentiated products to customers and meet their time requirements in the process, then we are a critical part of their success and profitability."

Lubrizol is a market-driven innovator of specialty chemicals that solve challenges in the paints and coatings, printing and packaging, paper and textiles, plastics and composites, and digital print markets. The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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