2018 - 2000

LyondellBasell completed the acquisition of A. Schulman, Inc., a leading global supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites and powders. The acquisition more than doubled LyondellBasell's existing compounding business and broadened the company's reach into growing, high-margin end markets such as automotive, construction materials, electronic goods and packaging.

LyondellBasell marked a significant milestone in the company’s by breaking ground on the largest propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol (PO/TBA) plant in the world.  The project is the single largest capital investment that either LyondellBasell or its predecessor companies have ever embarked on.

Starts construction of new Hyperzone PE plant in La Porte, Texas, utilizing the company’s new proprietary technology.

Celebrates 60-year anniversary of commercial sales of polypropylene in Ferrara, Italy.

Acquires Zylog Plastalloys Pvt. Ltd. in India.

Completes a multi-year growth program that included 8 major expansions representing a 20% increase in U.S. ethylene capacity.

Celebrates fifth anniversary as publicly-traded company.

Acquires SJS Plastiblends in Aurangabad, India.

LyondellBasell stock is added to the Standard & Poor's 500. Increased natural gas liquids feedstock flexibility to 85 percent of total U.S. ethylene capacity.

Emerges from Chapter 11 after filing in 2009. LyondellBasell is listed on the NYSE as a publicly traded company (Ticker symbol: LYB).

Completes acquisition of Solvay Engineered Polymers, Inc.

Basell and Lyondell merge to become LyondellBasell Industries.

Lyondell acquires CITGO’s ownership interest in LCR resulting in Houston Refining LP (formerly LCR) becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Lyondell.

Lyondell acquires Millennium Chemicals Inc. As a result, Equistar becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Lyondell.

Basell completes start-up of the world's largest low density polyethylene plant (LDPE) in Berre France, with a single line capacity of 320,000 tons per year.

Basell is formed through the merger of Montell, Targor and Elenac; a 50/50 joint venture between BASF and Shell.