LyondellBasell to showcase industry-leading capabilities at Plastindia 2009

January 30, 2009

Dubai, January 30, 2009: - LyondellBasell Industries is pleased to announce its participation in Plastindia 2009, which will be held from February 4 to 9, 2009 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.  LyondellBasell’s stand will be located at Hall 10, No.10H R11.

During PlastIndia, the company will conduct two technical and commercial seminars on February 5. Topics which will be covered include:
- Innovative polyolefin resins from LyondellBasell Industries
- Alastian, LyondellBasell’s no-frills polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) business
- Catalloy process resins, a family of advanced polyolefins materials

With the theme ”Capability”, LyondellBasell’s Plastindia presence will feature the company’s capabilities in local expertise, marketing know-how, industry-leading technology and cost-advantaged feedstock.

“We are starting up two new joint ventures located in Al-Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company (SEPC) and Al-Waha Petrochemical Company,” said Mitchell Killeen, LyondellBasell’s Divisional Vice President of PP & PE in Africa, Middle East and Indian Sub-continent. “Based on the company’s industry-defining technologies, SEPC and Al-Waha will operate plants which are the largest of their kind in the world.”

“In 2009, approximately two million tonnes of innovative PP and PE resins will be marketed from LyondellBasell‘s three joint ventures in the Middle East, which reinforce our dedication to a region that offers significant potential,” he said.

Product innovations from Al-Waha and SEPC

LyondellBasell’s exhibit will include a new range of speciality polyolefins and Spherizone process-based homopolymers, heterophasic copolymers and random copolymers used by customers in rigid and flexible packaging, housewares and furniture, electrical and electronics, textiles and fibers, healthcare, and caps and closures applications.

LyondellBasell’s Spherizone technology is the new benchmark process for PP production, providing an economical and efficient method of manufacturing a wide range of high-quality PP resins and novel, propylene-based polyolefin products.

High density polyethylene (HDPE) resins produced using the Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process (ACP) will be showcased at Plastindia 2009. By utilizing cascade reactor technology, multi-modal resins based on the Hostalen ACP technology offer a unique combination of product properties that are not achievable with conventional uni-modal or bi-modal HDPE grades. Customers select Hostalen resins for use in pipe, high performance film, blow molding and caps and closures applications.

Polyolefin solutions
LyondellBasell’s complete portfolio of PE, PP and polybutene-1 resins used by customers in pipes for fresh water, gas and sewage, and industrial and mining applications, as well as in sanitary and under-floor heating pipes, special PE and PP- based topcoat and adhesive resins offered for coating oil and gas steel pipes will also be featured.

Also to be featured are state-of-the-art Purell resins, which are LyondellBasell’s dedicated polyolefin grades used by customers in healthcare applications include PE (LDPE, HDPE) and PP (Homo, Heco, Raco), which include a wide range of properties and performance characteristics.

Advanced polyolefins materials
The LyondellBasell stand will also highlight advanced materials from the Catalloy process resins’ family, which deliver a wide range of characteristics for a vast array of demanding customer applications in automotive, appliances, flexible and industrial packaging, roofing and geomembranes. Polybutene-1 resins, whjch are used in customer applications including packaging, piping, adhesives, film, fibers, blow molding and compounding, will also be featured.

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LyondellBasell Industries is one of the world’s largest polymers, petrochemicals and fuels companies. We are the global leader in polyolefins technology, production and marketing; a pioneer in propylene oxide and derivatives; and a significant producer of fuels and refined products, including biofuels. Through research and development, LyondellBasell develops innovative materials and technologies that deliver exceptional customer value and products that improve quality of life for people around the world. Headquartered in The Netherlands, LyondellBasell ( is privately owned by Access Industries.

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