CLEVELAND—Lubrizol Corp.'s Advanced Materials business has formed a distribution partnership with Lehvoss Italia S.r.l.
The Italian-based firm will distribute Lubrizol's Pealbond-branded thermoplastic polyurethane for reactive hot melts and shoe stiffeners, and its Pearlstick-branded TPU for solvent-based adhesives.
Lehvoss is an affiliated company of Lehmann & Voss & Co., which has been selling chemical specialties for the industrial sector for more than 100 years, Lubrizol said in a statement. The firm added that Lehvoss is a well-established distributor of chemical specialties for a variety of industries, highlighting rubber, adhesives, polyurethane polymers and plastics among others.
“With this agreement we are looking forward to expanding the growth of our specialty TPU solutions in the Italian adhesive market and delivering consistently excellent service to new customers,” Javier Tortosa, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers global adhesives business manager, said in a statement. “We expect to provide high-value, differentiated technology solutions through this partnership with Lehvoss in Italy.”
A Berkshire Hathaway company, Lubrizol combines complex specialty chemicals for a variety of markets, including global transportation, industrial and consumer. The firm also produces specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies and polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.