Lehigh Technologies is a specialty chemical company that is part of the High Technology Materials Business Unit of Michelin. Lehigh is the leader in the market place for Micronized Rubber Powders (MRP), a sustainable raw material that reduces feedstock costs by up to 50% and delivers performance without compromise across a wide range of markets. Lehigh makes sustainability an unbeatable proposition – we call it “Green for free”.

MRP replaces oil- and rubber-based feedstocks in a wide range of industrial and consumer applications, including high performance tires, plastics, consumer goods, coatings, sealants, construction materials and asphalt. Lehigh technical experts collaborate with customers to optimize products for each application. 

Lehigh operates the world’s largest MRP manufacturing plant in Tucker, Georgia, with an annual production capacity of 120 million pounds. Lehigh’s state-of-the-art Application & Development Center is also located in Tucker and serves as an innovation hub where we conduct research and formulate MRPs in collaboration with our customers. We have five product ranges so far, PolyDyne™, MicroDyne™, EkoDyne™, Rheopave™ and Zenoflex™, and continue to expand our range of solutions in our core markets. Lehigh Spain, our joint venture with Hera Holding is based in Barcelona. The first Lehigh plant outside of the US – located in Murrillo del Fruto, is under construction and will begin operations in summer 2018.

Lehigh’s customers include more than 60 leading tire, asphalt and plastics companies around the world. Since 2009, MRP sales have expanded from a few tire plants in the United States to more than 42 plants in 15 countries across the globe. To date, MRP has been used in the manufacture of over 500 million tire units. We’re honored to have been recognized by some of the leading organizations in the world, including the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg, iChemE and the Tire Technology Expo.

To learn more about applications MRP see the “Our Markets” pages. To contact Lehigh to learn more about how MRP can help your company see the “Contact Us” page.