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: 2017-02-22
The invention relates to a fuel additive composition, comprising:(a) a Mannich reaction product of a hydrocarbyl-substituted phenol wherein the hydrocarbyl substituent has a number average molecular weight of from 500 to 3000, an aldehyde, and an amine; and(b) a polyetheramine represented by the formula R[OCH_(2)CH(R^(1))]_(n)A, wherein R is a hydrocarbyl group; R^(1) is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydrocarbyl groups of 1 to 16 carbon atoms, and mixtures thereof; n is a number from 2 to 50; A is -NR^(3)R^(3), wherein each R^(3) is independently hydrogen, hydrocarbyl or -[R^(4)N(R^(5))]_(p)R^(6) wherein R^(4) is C_(2)-C_(10) alkylene; R^(5) and R^(6) are independently hydrogen or hydrocarbyl; p is a number from 1 to 7; and the weight ratio on an actives basis of component (a) to component (b) is 1:5.5 to 8. The invention further relates to a fuel composition comprising a hydrocarbon fuel and said fuel additive composition.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2017-02-08
The present invention relates to fuel additives, fuel additive compositions and fuel compositions, as well as a method for fueling an internal combustion engine, providing reduced metal pick-up by fuels where the compositions of the present invention contain a hydrocarbon substituted with at least two carboxy functionalities in the form of acids or at least one carboxy functionality in the form of an anhydride.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2017-03-08
A method for treating solid materials is disclosed, where the treating compositions coats surfaces or portions of surfaces of the solid materials changing an aggregation or agglomeration propensity of the materials. Treating composition and treated solid materials are also disclosed. The methods and treated materials are ideally suited for oil field applications.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2017-01-18
A lubricating composition comprising an oil of lubricating viscosity, 1 to 1000 parts per million by weight of titanium in the form of an oil-soluble titanium-containing material, and at least one additional lubricant additive provides beneficial effects on properties such as deposit control, oxidation, and filterability in engine oils.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2017-01-25
A lubricant composition comprising (a) an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) a (meth)-acrylate-containing polymer comprising a multiplicity of arms containing at least 20 carbon atoms, said arms being attached to a multivalent organic moiety; and (c) an ethylene/olefin copolymer having a weight average molecular weight of about 10,000 to about 250,000, wherein the copolymer comprises about 40 to about 70 weight percent polymerized ethylene monomers and optionally further comprises polymerized propylene monomers; exhibits good viscometric and antiwear properties.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2017-01-04
An aqueous polymer dispersion with nonionic colloidal stabilization, polyvalent metal ion, coagulating acid, and an optional mono or polyhydric alcohols and/or alkylene-oxide oligomers (humectants or surface tension modifiers), and optional surfactant are disclosed for use as pretreatment for substrates such as textiles and garments.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2017-04-05
The present technology is related to imidazole containing quaternary ammonium salts and the use of such quaternary ammonium salts in compositions to improve the water shedding performance of the compositions.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: KBBE.2013.3.3-01 | Award Amount: 11.15M | Year: 2014
Europe is preparing for a transition from a fossil- to a bio-based economy and this European Bioeconomy offers, as described in the EC Strategy Paper and Action plan Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe, a comprehensive answer to key societal challenges, like creating and maintaining jobs, maintaining the competitiveness of the European Process Industries, adaptation to climate change, reducing the dependency on non-renewable feedstocks and more with less strategy on renewable biomass used for food, added value chemicals and energy. Due to its extensive scope and complex character such a transition is expected to take at least 1 to 2 decades. The current starting position for Europe on the biotechnological production of added value chemicals from renewable biomass is still very good, with its leading scientific position on industrial White Biotechnology, the global top positions of the European chemical and agro-food industries and the sophisticated logistic infrastructure, but there is a urgent need to go to commercial exploitation to prevent that Europe loses its strong position to faster acting competing economies. In this framework, an entrepreneurial consortium was built with the joint ambition to generate hard evidence and collect all technical/economic key design parameters needed for investment decisions for the first industrial production plants for the bio-based building blocks 1,4 butanediol and itaconic acid, which would definitely contribute to guiding these 2 important bio-based chemical building blocks through the notorious Innovation Valley of Death to industrial deployment. The consortium is based on strong industrial leadership on both of the selected products, and covers the full supply chains for bio-based BDO and IA. The planned demonstrations are solidly based on preceding research results originating from the KBBE Flagship Project BioConSepT and the internal research programs of the industrial partners.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2016-12-21
The invention provides a lubricating composition containing (a) 0.001 wt % to 15 wt % of a polymer with radial or star architecture; (b) an overbased detergent; (c) a dispersant; and (d) an oil of lubricating viscosity. The invention further provides a method for lubricating a mechanical device with the lubricating composition.
Lubrizol Corporation | Date: 2016-10-05
The present invention relates to methods of fueling an internal combustion engine, and composition, that provide improved nitrogen-free detergency in the engine, particularly in the area of injector deposit control. The present invention also provides methods of providing both improved detergency and improved corrosion inhibition, while avoiding compatibility problems with fuels and/or while limiting the amount of nitrogen delivered to the fuel from the deposit control additive.