CLEVELAND - The Lubrizol Corp., Wickliffe, OH, has launched a new hyperdispersant reactor at its Avon Lake, OH, facility. The unit will be used for the manufacture of Solsperse™ hyperdispersants. The launch follows recent expansion of hyperdispersant capacity in Europe. Taken together, the recent actions in the United States and Europe will significantly increase Lubrizol's ability to produce Solsperse hyperdispersants to meet growing demand worldwide.

The addition of the new reactor required additional operator resources as well, growing the number of employees at the Avon Lake facility by five percent.