LyondellBasell Introduces Higher-Performance Resins for Rotomolding

September 27, 2013

HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2013 – LyondellBasell has introduced an innovative suite of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) resins for rotomolding available in either pellet (Petrothene) or powder (Microthene).

Petrothene and Microthene resins from LyondellBasell produce significantly faster curing rates, smoother internal surface finish, and improved color. Faster curing rates minimize the time necessary to eliminate bubbles and therefore reduce oven cycle time. Thus, manufacturers spend less time running ovens and more time building parts. A smoother inner surface improves overall product aesthetics and makes it easier to keep the product clean. Minimizing oven time also enhances color. The new rotomolding products do not require any process changes on existing rotomolding equipment.

“Customers are seeing a significant difference in smoothness and improved color performance,” said Jim Guilfoyle, vice president of sales, LyondellBasell’s Olefins and Polyolefins – Americas. “More importantly, this new innovative family of rotomolding products offers manufacturers what they really want: lower costs and higher productivity.”

Typical applications include -recreational vehicles, playground equipment, toys, canoes, kayaks, small and large tanks, and IBC containers. Powered by innovative thinkers and driven by the needs of our customers, LyondellBasell resins continue to evolve meeting the ever changing demand for product performance.

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( manufactures products at 58 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

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