LyondellBasell delivers renewable-based polymers for the medical device industry

April 24, 2023

Rotterdam – April 24, 2023 – LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) recently announced that CirculenRenew polymers will be used in the housing of a female urinary catheter, called “LoFric Elle”, which is marketed by Wellspect HealthCare, a Swedish MedTech business. In an industry that is heavily reliant on fossil based raw materials for its plastic, this project is one of the first of its kind for medical devices.  The LyondellBasell grade is ISCC PLUS certified and offers a mass balance certificate to allocate the bio-based raw materials to the product.

“At LyondellBasell, we want to support our customers in their sustainability ambitions. Our Circulen product family helps to make this possible. Our CirculenRenew polymers are sourced from renewable-based material, such as used cooking oil, that we get from our supplier Neste”, says Mathieu Lecomte, Marketing Manager at LyondellBasell. “CirculenRenew has the same properties as products sourced from fossil-based materials. It can hence also be used in medical device applications. Through the use of renewable-based material, CirculenRenew contributes to the reduction of fossil feedstock and greenhouse gas emissions over the product life cycle. This was an important aspect for our customer Wellspect HealthCare, who has the ambition to become a sustainability leader in its industry.”

LyondellBasell is advancing technologies and innovations that will help enable a circular economy. By 2030, LyondellBasell aims to produce and market at least 2 million metric tons of recycled and renewable-based polymers annually.

For more information about the Circulen product family of sustainable solutions, visit Circulen | LyondellBasell

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