LyondellBasell’s Geelong Plant is 100 percent owned by LyondellBasell Australia, a company of LyondellBasell Industries, and is the sole manufacturer of polypropylene in Australia.
Polypropylene resins are manufactured at Geelong from propylene feedstock obtained from local refineries and petrochemical plants.
Constructed in 1979, the Geelong Plant has progressively been updated, including an expansion in 2006, and is located 70 km south west of Melbourne in Victoria. LyondellBasell Australia employs approximately 90 people, of which 58 work at the Geelong plant.
The Geelong based workforce includes chemical process operators, engineers, specialist polymer and laboratory staff, instrument/electrical tradespeople, logistics, procurement, as well as management personnel.
The plant produces homopolymer polypropylene. Polymers are used in customer applications such as film, fiber, industrial strapping, caps and closures, rigid and flexible packaging, housewares, flower pots and blow molded products. Our major markets include Australia, New Zealand and Asia.