The facility specializes in the production of Carbopol polymers and Pemulen polymeric emulsifiers. Both of these polymers are used in consumer goods for the personal and home care markets, as well as the pharmaceutical markets. This expansion will include advanced, proprietary process technology that will allow the Calvert City facility to continue to provide Lubrizol's partners with high quality products, according to company executives.
"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," said 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."