Technology

 

As a global technology leader, LyondellBasell delivers state-of-the art manufacturing processes, catalysts and services.

The cornerstones of our Technology business - process licensing, catalyst sales and technology services - offer formidable value potential. Our structure enables us to customize technology solutions for customers with fully integrated, tailored services ranging from plant design and start-up to product and catalyst support.

We also work closely with licensees and potential licensees to identify and pursue opportunities to participate in new ventures, providing the potential for growth and long-term success in emerging markets.

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Industry-leading, innovative polyolefin and chemical process technologies

Our Licensing business commercializes the know-how of LyondellBasell’s proprietary process technologies and polyolefin products by selling licenses to investors - enabling them to construct and operate new polypropylene and/or polyethylene production lines and to sell the respective products globally.

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Avant catalysts: Expanding polyolefin process capabilities

Our catalyst business produces and supplies its proven Avant range of high-performance catalysts to customers for the manufacture of polypropylene and polyethylene. We focus entirely on providing the most effective polyolefins solutions to meet customer needs. Our catalyst customers benefit from LyondellBasell’s fully integrated know-how, which includes world-renowned expertise in catalysts, processes and products.

We continuously develop new catalyst innovations through research and development as well as participate directly in the manufacture of polyolefins, gaining essential first-hand operations experience. This alignment of "market pull" and "technology push" enables us to deliver a wealth of customized solutions.

As the leading global supplier of catalysts, our portfolio is one of the most comprehensive in the industry and includes Ziegler-Natta catalysts as well as chromium and metallocene catalysts for polypropylene and polyethylene production.

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