Lubrizol Plans $25M Expansion of Kentucky Polymers Plant

October 26, 2018

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Lubrizol Plans $25M Expansion of Kentucky Polymers Plant

Specialty chemicals producer Lubrizol said Friday that it plans to invest some $25 million to expand its manufacturing site in Calvert City, KY to meet an uptick in demand for its Carbopol polymers and Pemulen polymeric emulsifiers. 

“In response to increasing market demand, this investment will enable us to expand production capacity and update our infrastructure at our Calvert City facility, while continuously improving safety and quality,” Deb Langer, senior vice president and general manager of Lubrizol Personal, Home and Healthcare. “The expansion is critical in allowing our team to continue to provide dedicated service and support to our global partners.”

The company said it plans to install advanced, proprietary process technology at the site. Polymers manufactured at Lubrizol’s site in Kentucky are used in the personal care, home care, and pharmaceutical markets. 

Constructed in 1957 by the BFG Chemical business of BFGoodrich, the plant in Calvert City was acquired by Lubrizol in 2004, according to information on the company’s website. 

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