Product and Technology Features

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Halloween’s A Spook-tacular Time

Halloween is a fun and festive holiday celebrated in a variety of ways around the globe. Its name is derived from "All Hallows Eve," the night before All Saints Day - when people honor all saints. In most of the Western world, Halloween is observed on or near October 31.

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Amazing Chemistry For Amazing Dads

Whether Dad likes playing sports, tinkering with his new electronic device or dressing up for a nice dinner with the family, the amazing chemistry of LyondellBasell products make his big day the best. He can look and smell his best with traditional Father's Day gifts such as neckties and cologne. Our polymers are used by customers in the production of synthetic fibers that resemble silk, which is used to create various neckties. Products such as LyondellBasell's propylene glycol are used in colo

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Gardening – the safe and easy way

A spade is a spade? Not when it comes down to the latest additions to the Gardena Terraline family of gardening products. Smart engineering and the use of LyondellBasell's PP compounds enables new design feature that make garden works almost effortless.

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40 Years Of Proven Wire & Cable Performance

It’s simply undeniable. For decades, we have been offering one of the broadest, most widely used portfolios of wire and cable resins and compounds. Customers keep coming back, year after year. Why? Because we offer the performance recognized among the industry’s best. Take a look at our product and service offering. And see for yourself what our Amazing Chemistry can do for you!

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Higher-Performance Resins for Rotomolding

LyondellBasell has introduced an innovative suite of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) resins for rotomolding available in either pellet (Petrothene) or powder (Microthene).

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Hostacom Aids Award Winning lawn mower

To help homeowners maintain a lush, green lawn, LyondellBasell worked with VIKING (STIHL Group) to develop the housing for the VIKING 4 Series, a new high-end lawn mower. This is an example of how the innovation capability of LyondellBasell in polypropylene (PP) compounds enables inter-material substitution, providing solutions for the customer and leading to profitable sales growth.

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Clickable Car to be showcased at Feiplastic

LyondellBasell is showcasing Clickable Car, a revolutionary new automotive application tool for polypropylene compounds, at this year’s Feiplastic tradeshow held on May 20-24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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GPCA PlastCon 2013

LyondellBasell is participating in the GPCA PlastCon 2013 on April 7-9 in Dubai, UAE to showcase an expanded product portfolio of new copolymer resin grades. Our booth, number two, is located near the entrance. Come see what we have to offer!

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Bringing more egg-citement to Easter

As one of the world’s largest producers of chemicals and polymers, many fun and festive Easter items are made possible because of LyondellBasell products. At LyondellBasell, we can take pride in all that we do to help families around the world have a fun and joyous Easter holiday.

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Creating Sweet Science for Valentine’s Day

For millions across the globe, February 14, Valentine’s Day, has become just as synonymous with cards, chocolate and flowers as it is to expressing your love for that special someone.

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Giving Electric Cars a Powerful Advantage

A leading battery supplier relies on our products to make lightweight and durable batteries for electric vehicles. LyondellBasell’s integrated supply chain makes available a range of innovative materials that enable the manufacture of new age battery covers and components.

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HDPE Pipe Resins Keep Pipelines Flowing

For more than 50 years, LyondellBasell has been a leading global supplier of high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe resins. Since January 2010, the North American market for smooth-wall HDPE pipe expanded by more than 50 percent. Much of this growth in the HDPE pipe market can be attributed to shale oil and gas developments in the Barnett and Eagle Ford fields in Texas, the Marcellus and Utica fields in the Northeast, and the Bakken formation in North Dakota.

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PP Applications Contribute to Award-Winning VW Interior

LyondellBasell supplied polypropylene (PP) compounds for multiple interior applications of the redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, helping gain the car’s selection among WardsAuto’s 10 Best Interiors for 2012. The magazine cited the Beetle’s outstanding interior design, materials, fit and finish, much of which involved applications using PP from LyondellBasell.

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Providing Cover for the Games

During the soccer tournament of the 2012 Olympic Games in the new Wembley stadium in London, spectators will be protected from the elements by roofing materials from LyondellBasell.

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Amazing Chemistry Makes For A Safe And Relaxing Summer

For many people in the Northern Hemisphere, this time of year means fun in the sun and vacation getaways. Whatever your choice of activity is in the summertime, it is even more fun because of innovative products from LyondellBasell.

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LyondellBasell Shines at ChinaPlas

ChinaPlas opened to a large crowd of over 109,000 participants and 2,700 vendors from all over the world on April 18 to April 21 in Shanghai, China.  ChinaPlas is not only the largest plastics and rubber trade fair in Asia, it is also widely recognized by the industry as the third most influential exhibition in the world

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Strengthening Customer Relationships Drives NPE Effort

LyondellBasell’s participation at the 27th International Plastics Showcase, or NPE, was an integral part of the Polyolefin Commercial Team’s effort to strengthen relationships with existing and prospective customers.

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Making Carnival All the More Magical

Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Carnival or Fastelovend – at this time of the year, people gather from New Orleans to Nice, Rio de Janeiro to Cologne, and Venice to Tarragona to party in joyous ways.

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Plastindia 2012

For years, LyondellBasell and its products have had an impact on lives across the globe. In 2012, the company will put its products and industry-leading technology on display for Plastindia 2012, one of Asia’s leading tradeshows for the plastics industry.

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Adflex TPOs Transform Residential Roofing

Underneath most shingled roofs built during the past 50 years in North America is asphalt-coated paper, designed to keep moisture at bay. But it presents many challenges: it’s difficult to install, can retain water and tears easily. The last thing homeowners want is a roof with a short life, and producers and installers need products that perform, both during and after installation.

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Flexing Performance Muscle In Flexible Packaging

There’s a new player on the block that packs a punch. It’s Luflexen hyPE 35P FA, a new polyethylene grade with the potential to offer an entirely new level of performance for flexible packaging.

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Plexar Resins Help Keep Holiday Foods Fresh and Safe

They’re the foods we love during the holiday season – turkey, ham, lamb, fish and cheese, to name a few. How do these delicacies stay fresh during transport from food packers to supermarkets and finally to our dining tables?

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Amazing Chemistry Creates Amazingly Clear Packaging!

With Moplen HP2409 polypropylene (PP), what you see is what you get - highly transparent, durable food packaging that provides exceptional consumer shelf appeal while protecting its contents.

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Bringing Easy Back to Seal-peel Packaging

New Family of Toppyl Resins Based on Polybutene-1 Addresses Consumer Needs for Convenience and Functionality Today’s packaging must be practical, effective, safe and easy to open, without the need for a cutting instrument. That’s why LyondellBasell developed Toppyl compounds based on polybutene-1 (PB-1).

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Cold & Flu - No Match For Chemistry You Can Count On!

With a highly active cold and flu season already under way in the Northern Hemisphere, our chemical and polymer products are helping consumers ease their symptoms. Walk down the aisle of any pharmacy, and there’s likely to be numerous medications and products made possible by LyondellBasell.

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Purell showcases its service concept in India

LyondellBasell showcases Purell, its leading healthcare program for polyolefins at CPhI India in Mumbai, from November, 30 to December 2, 2011.

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Our Chemistry Makes The Grade

It’s that time of the year again. Time to hit the books. But it’s also time to hit the stores and find all of those back-to-school essentials - products made possible by the Amazing Chemistry® of LyondellBasell!

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Incorporate Your Liquid Additives Safely And Easily

Working with liquid additives or chemicals can present numerous hazards. Minimize these challenges with Hifax CA7153 S from LyondellBasell.

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Visit LyondellBasell @ China Roofing & Waterproofing in Beijing

For more than 15 years, Hifax thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs) have been specified by our customers for waterproofing membranes. Hifax TPOs from LyondellBasell offer numerous benefits for membrane converters, installers and end users:

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The Amazing Little Plastic Pellet

LyondellBasell has launched two new low density polyethylene (LDPE) resins that offer enhanced performance for a wide range of packaging applications. The new grades are produced using the company’s Lupotech T high pressure tubular process technology.

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Visit LyondellBasell @ Plast Pack East Africa 2011

With innovative, industry-leading products and a strong customer focus, LyondellBasell is fueling the power to win. As a global player, LyondellBasell is geographically positioned to meet the growing needs of the African market. Take advantage of the benefits offered by our new range of polypropylene products available from Al-Waha, one of our joint ventures in Saudi Arabia. At Plast Pack, you’ll find out how these industry-defining products can help you succeed.

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LyondellBasell Finishes First With Automotive Supplier

Leading global automotive interiors producer Benecke-Kaliko has awarded LyondellBasell the Supplier of the Year certificate for 2010. With a strong focus on product quality and supply chain excellence, the company’s polyolefins business in Europe outperformed numerous suppliers to earn this significant achievement.

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Energy-efficient Hifax resins: Still Cool After All These Years!

Many of the commercial buildings constructed or renovated in the past 15 years feature roofing membranes produced with Hifax thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs). Hifax TPOs help businesses reduce their energy consumption (cooling costs) – among the many reasons why they’ve become North America’s most popular single-ply roofing material.

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The Soft Touch Wins Accolades

LyondellBasell’s Softell polypropylene (PP) compound has been chosen by the 2011 German Innovation Award Committee as one of the most innovative products of the year. Used by leading automotive manufacturers for a variety of interior applications, the product was ranked among the top five entries in the committee’s “Corporations” category.

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World’s largest bio-ETBE plant

Among LyondellBasell’s portfolio of products are those that reduce environmental impact and contribute to a sustainable future. Through the development of bio-based fuel products, we’re able to produce clean-burning fuel components based on renewable raw materials that help to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and utilize alternative energy resources.

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Going green with leadership in biofuels

As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers, petrochemicals and fuels, LyondellBasell strives to develop products that reduce environmental impact and contribute to a sustainable future. And market demand for these types of products has grown at a rapid pace. One of the ways the company achieves these goals is through the development of bio-based fuel products, clean-burning fuel components based on renewable raw materials that help to reduce CO2 emissions and utilize alternative ener

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