Ground Breaking Ceremony at New Lucant™ Plant


The Lubrizol Corporation.
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: President & CEO: Tsutomu Tannowa) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant within the Ichihara Works (Ichihara City, Chiba) to manufacture hydrocarbon-based synthetic fluid, LUCANT™.

Ground breaking ceremony at Ichihara Works

LUCANT™ is a high performance, hydrocarbon-based, specialty synthetic fluid used primarily as a viscosity modifier. It is used in the most demanding applications including automotive driveline, industrial lubricants and greases, and is the approved choice for leading OEMs and global oil marketers. Mitsui Chemicals was the first manufacturer to offer this unique synthetic fluid which boasts industry leading efficiency and durability.

This investment in additional Lucant™ capacity will allow Mitsui and our strategic partner, Lubrizol Additives Segment (Segment President: Tom Curtis), a segment of The Lubrizol Corporation, to meet the evolving and demanding needs of Lubricant market, whilst becoming a more reliable and secure supply partner.

Outline of the New Facility

Product Hydrocarbon-based synthetic oil
Brand Name LUCANT™
Location Ichihara Works of Mitsui Chemicals
Schedule Commercial Operation : February 2021