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Lubrizol contributes to Nike’s efforts to make full-face shields for front line medical workers

  4/21/2020 - Cleveland, OH – Lubrizol together with Nike, Inc. is helping protect front line medical workers fighting against COVID-19. To support Nike’s efforts to develop and donate full-face shields and powered, air-purifying respirator (PAPR) lenses to hospitals across several U.S. cities, Lubrizol donated Estane thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) polymers, an important element in both pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE). Nike's version of the full-face shield transforms elements of the brand's footwear and apparel, including TPU. Lubrizol’s innovation team quickly evaluated materials, provided insights to optimize performance and re-orchestrated its production and supply chain to produce and donate the necessary material to Nike as part of this effort. In addition to the full-face shields, the Estane TPU donation will be used in lenses for powered, air-purifying respirator (PAPR) helmets, used in situations where medical professionals face the greatest airborne pathogen exposure as they provide critical care to infected patients. With Lubrizol’s support, Nike has shipped full-face shields and PAPR lenses to health systems in Oregon, where Nike is headquartered, and several other U.S. cities, including Cleveland, where Lubrizol’s world headquarters sit. “We are grateful for the generosity of companies around the country as we build up our supply levels in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients,” said Lara Kalafatis, chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Philanthropy Institute. This collaboration between Lubrizol and Nike demonstrates ingenuity applied alongside compassion and a sincere interest to help thousands of our caregivers.” “These face shields will allow us to treat patients while keeping our front-line medical providers safe,” said MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE. “We appreciate this generous donation. It’s another example of the community coming together to care for each other.” Lubrizol’s TPU is said to be an incredibly versatile polymer that bridges the gap between flexible rubber and rigid plastics, which allows partners to apply TPU across a wide range of applications. In addition to full-face shields, Lubrizol’s TPU is being used in medical gowns, medical equipment, hospital mattresses, tubing, hoses and medical devices for many other critical applications. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Nike to improve lives and support those in need during COVID-19,” says Rick Tolin, president, Lubrizol Advanced Materials. “Every day our employees enable products used across the world, and our team is fully committed to enabling our science and applications expertise to deliver even greater impact during this global crisis.” Earlier this month, Lubrizol announced a $2 million donation commitment to support COVID-19 needs globally. The company has contributed critical supplies to hospitals across the world, donated to food banks where Lubrizol has major operations and supported local restaurants by purchasing meals for hospital workers, among other efforts. The company has also challenged its employees to contribute 2,020 virtual or at-home volunteer hours to assist organizations providing support in this environment.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Rubber Division, ACS, announces June course and webinar schedule - click to expand

Arkema finalizes divestment of Functional Polyolefins business - click to expand

Engel and Hack Formenbau collaborate against COVID-19 - click to expand

Global automotive tire market forecast with a CAGR of 4.1 percent through 2027 - click to expand

PolymaxTPE announces laboratory line expansion - click to expand

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

GRI puts safety at the fore in Sri Lanka production plants - click to expand

Pirelli introduces Cinturato P7 tire with intelligent compound - click to expand

European all season tire market forecast with a CAGR of 9 percent through 2024 - click to expand

Cooper Tire to restart production at El Salto, Mexico, tire manufacturing facility - click to expand

JK Tyre begins operations in the U.S. as Western Tires, Inc. - click to expand

Orion Engineered Carbons breaks ground on logistics center in Germany - click to expand

Monday, June 1, 2020

Goodyear and Enovos will build two photovoltaic power stations in Luxembourg - click to expand

Active Minerals announces completion of Gordon, GA, facility expansion - click to expand

Thermoplastic and Silicone Elastomers U.S. 2020 Summit takes place virtually - click to expand

Lubrizol presents webinar on Estane thermoplastic polyurethane - click to expand

Yokohama's Virginia tire plant reopens - click to expand

Rubber Division, ACS, 197th Technical Meeting presentations available - click to expand

Friday, May 29, 2020

Global elastomeric coatings market forecast with a CAGR of 15 percent through 2026 - click to expand

Book of the Day: Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomers IV - click to expand

Swan Chemical named North American distribution partner for Bolder Industries’ BolderBlack - click to expand

CCSi announces expanded capabilities and price matching policy - click to expand

Goodyear blimp returns to Europe - click to expand

Global thermoplastic polyurethane market expected to rise at a steady 6.8 percent CAGR through 2024 - click to expand

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Sibur creates sustainable development committee - click to expand

Global structural adhesives market to surpass $7 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Goodyear to donate the cost equivalency of 100 meals to Feeding America for every tire sold - click to expand

EMT technology available in North America through 2BA North America - click to expand

Disposable medical gloves market size forecast to reach $8.73 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Energy Estate and InfraCo partner to help solve waste tire mountains in Australia and New Zealand - click to expand

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Borealis discontinues world scale polyethylene project in Kazakhstan - click to expand

Birla Carbon is first carbon black multinational to receive IATF certification across all manufacturing plants - click to expand

Huntsman brands spray polyurethane foam business as Huntsman Building Solutions - click to expand

Ashland board declares quarterly dividend - click to expand

Bridgestone announces release of Firestone FD692 drive tire - click to expand

Global sealants market projected to grow by $4.9 billion - click to expand

Market Reports

Aircraft interior elastomers market forecast at $45.5 million in 2025 - click to expand

Global automotive tire market forecast with a CAGR of 4.1 percent through 2027 - click to expand

European all-season tire market forecast with a CAGR of 9 percent through 2024 - click to expand

Global elastomeric coatings market forecast with a CAGR of 15 percent through 2026 - click to expand

Disposable Medical Gloves Market size is forecast to reach $8.73 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global thermoplastics polyurethane market is expected to rise at a steady 6.8% CAGR through 2024 - click to expand

Global structural adhesives market to surpass $7 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Sealants market worldwide is projected to grow by $4.9 billion - click to expand

Global silicone market is estimated to register a CAGR of 5.65 percent through 2023 - click to expand

Medical glove market forecast with a CAGR of 15 percent through 2025 - click to expand

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