At ambient temperature and pressure, propylene is a colorless gas with a high vapor pressure.
LyondellBasell is a leading producer of propylene. Propylene is an ethylene co-product produced during the manufacturing process. Propylene can be used to produce polypropylene, acrylonitrile and propylene oxide.
Propylene is used in the production of polypropylene caps, closures, rigid packaging, and carpet facing and backing; high-impact plastics for items from computers to automobile parts; urethane foams for seating, insulation and acrylic fibers for clothing.
The use of LyondellBasell propylene in the following applications is prohibited:
- Refilling in bottles and cylinders for applications such as welding gas and glass blowing