LyondellBasell Introduces New Purell Resin for Collapsible Tubes

October 23, 2013

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, October 23, 2013 – LyondellBasell today introduced Purell PE2220D, a high-purity, low density polyethylene (LDPE) resin for use in the production of collapsible tube bodies in applications such as pharmaceutical, personal care and food packaging.  Purell PE2220D is LyondellBasell’s most recent addition to its industry-leading portfolio of Purell resins and offers good processability, optical properties and chemical resistance for high purity customer applications.

“In addition to excellent surface properties, the new Purell PE2220D contains no additives offering an excellent leachables and extractables profile,” said Shahin Sandino, marketing manager of LyondellBasell’s polyethylene Healthcare business.  “We have served the specialized needs of the Personal Care and Healthcare markets for more than three decades.  With Purell PE2220D, LyondellBasell continues this heritage of innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

Purell PE2220D provides flexibility and softness combined with excellent surface and processing properties. The new resin also supports an optimized conversion ratio on tube extrusion equipment, offering the opportunity to increase throughput compared to current LDPE grades. The new Purell PE2220D resins builds upon the success of LyondellBasell’s portfolio of Purell polypropylene and polyethylene resins known for characteristics such as consistency of formulation, continuity of supply, single sourcing and pharmacopoeia compliance.

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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500 Index.  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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