LyondellBasell advances the storage of medicine and healthcare articles at low temperatures with the New Purell Copolymer

October 11, 2018

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands, October 11, 2018 – LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the world's largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, is introducing Purell EP374M, a polypropylene (PP) heterophasic copolymer that advances the storage of medicine and healthcare articles.

Temperatures between -2 and 8 degrees Celsius are normal conditions in the storage of medicine. Medical containers, pharmaceutical packaging and healthcare articles need to withstand low storage temperatures without becoming brittle or porous. Purell EP374M, produced using a non-phthalate catalyst, can be used in injection molding applications for the healthcare industry and offers a secure alternative.

“Customers report that articles produced with Purell EP374M maintain its toughness and impact resistance within a broad temperature window, including sub-zero temperatures,” said Rodney Fox, marketing manager of LyondellBasell’s European PP Healthcare and Caps and Closures business. “This product complements our extensive range of products for the healthcare industry.”

As part of the Purell family of grades, this resin also benefits from LyondellBasell’s Purell Service Concept, developed for customers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, offering dedicated manufacturing procedures and standards for products offering dedicated manufacturing procedures and standards for products.


About LyondellBasell
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polymer compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2018, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” More information about LyondellBasell can be found at

SOURCE: LyondellBasell

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