Ethylene is the most significant petrochemical in terms of worldwide production volume.  At ambient temperature and pressure, Ethylene is a colorless gas with a very high vapor pressure.


Europe, North America


SDS - Safety Data Sheet
PSB - Product Stewardship Bulletin

Product Data and Technical Information

Corporate Statement

LyondellBasell is a leading producer of ethylene. Ethylene and its co-products and derivatives are fundamental to many segments of the economy, including the production of consumer products, packaging, housing and automotive components and other durable and non-durable goods.

Benefits & Applcations

Ethylene is used to manufacture polyethylene for food packaging; films and trash bags; polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for pipe, flooring, siding and wall coverings, ethylene glycol for anti-freeze; polyester resins for soft drink bottles and polystrene for drink cups.

Prohibited Applications of Ethylene

The use of LyondellBasell ethylene in the following applications is prohibited:

- Refilling in bottles and cylinders for applications such as welding gas and ripening

Chemical Category

Olefins, Aromatics