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.
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.
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.
The use of LyondellBasell ethylene in the following applications is prohibited:
- Refilling in bottles and cylinders for applications such as welding gas and ripening