The Lubrizol Corporation is a provider of specialty chemicals for the transportation, industrial, and consumer markets. These products include additives for engine oils and other transportation-related fluids, additives for industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals, specialty materials, including plastics technology, and coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. In 2007, the company was listed as 512 on the Fortune 1000. It has since moved up to 453 on the 2010 list.On the basis of 2010 profitability metrics, total shareholder return and earnings per share growth, Lubrizol was the top performing company among the 16 chemical companies that are on the Fortune 500.As of May 2011, the company was ranked at 1220 in the Forbes Global 2000 list, based on a combination of revenues, net income, assets and market value.On March 14, 2011, Berkshire Hathaway announced an agreement to purchase Lubrizol for US$9.7 billion. This happened just weeks after a top Berkshire executive David Sokol made a major bet on the stock price with his own money.On April 3, 2014, Lubrizol announced setting up of USD 50 million compound manufacturing unit in Dahej, Gujarat. This will be Warren Buffett's first investment in India. Wikipedia.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2015-10-19
The present invention relates to functional fluid compositions containing friction modifiers, and specifically stable compositions containing friction modifiers with limited solubility in and/or limited compatibility with the functional fluids with which they are used. In particular the present invention deals with functional fluids used in internal combustion engines, such as engine oils, and friction modifiers derived from hydroxy-carboxylic acids, where the friction modifier is present in the functional fluid composition at levels that would otherwise cause the composition to be unstable and/or hazy.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2015-01-30
The invention relates to quaternary ammonium amide and/or ester salts and their use as additives, including their use in fuels, such as diesel fuel. The invention particularly relates to the use of quaternary ammonium amide and/or ester salts as detergents in diesel fuels.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2015-03-18
Methods for using new general purpose foaming agents having application as drilling fluid foaming agents or as any foaming agent needed an a wide variety of applications is disclosed including at least one anionic surfactant, at least one cationic surfactant, and mixtures thereof and one or more zwitterionic compounds. The foaming agents can also include additive to augment the properties of the foaming agent for a given application.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2015-06-25
A lubricant composition of an oil of lubricating viscosity and a polymeric phosphorus ester comprising the condensation product of a monomeric phosphorus acid or an ester thereof with a diol having two hydroxy groups separated by a chain of 4 to about 100 atoms exhibits good volatility, corrosion, wear, and/or seal performance in lubrication of a transmission.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2015-06-10
The present invention relates to the use of an additive composition that contains the combination of two specific types of antioxidants with one or more of four specific types of dispersants in a Group II and/or Group III base oil-containing lubricating composition. The lubricating composition of the present invention provides improved cleanliness in steam and gas turbine systems. The invention further relates to the process to make the novel additive composition and its use in industrial fluids.