Lubrizol is expanding its new global energy and water
(E&W) business unit, the US-based specialty chemicals
company announced on Wednesday.
The announcement was made by John Uhran, vice president of
Lubrizol's industrial specialties business group.
"We've always been active in the energy and water segments,
but we were calling on these industries from different
business groups within Lubrizol," said Uhran. "We pulled
everything together to create the energy and water business
unit in early 2013. This allowed us to focus on the oilfield,
process and industrial
water treatment chemicals markets."
and growth of this
business unit exemplifies Lubrizol's commitment to making our
chemical services customers' more competitive in their
markets while creating safer working environment
s for their employees
and the communities where they work," Uhran continued.
"Lubrizol's investment in the energy and water business unit
will allow us to continue to provide innovative solutions for
our customer's end-users."
Lubrizol says it is adding additional resources to grow the
new business unit, with emphasis placed on hiring new
scientists, along with additional sales and product
This will accelerate the delivery of Lubrizol innovations to
the market to help make Lubrizol's specialty
chemical-services customers more successful in their
The company noted that it has also added capital resources
for the expansion
o flaboratory facilities
in Houston. The
lab features testing equipment that enables a higher level of
technical support to our customers. The new lab also
increases R&D capability that will help Lubrizol develop
a broader specialty additives portfolio, according to company