LyondellBasell Unveils a New Concept for Food Packaging

October 21, 2013

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands Oct. 21, 2013 – LyondellBasell today announced a new addition to its Toppyl family of polyolefin resins for the food packaging industry that provides a new level of convenience and ease of use to ready-to-eat products, without sacrificing protection.

Toppyl RC3000 is formulated to stick directly to traditional polyethylene food containers, providing a strong seal to keep foods fresh, while remaining easy to open and close.  Toppyl RC3000 eliminates the need for food packaging made with hot melt adhesive, which can make opening packages difficult.

“Today’s packaging must be practical, effective, safe and easy to open without the need for a cutting instrument,” said Stefano Pasquali, marketing manager PB-1 specialties. “Toppyl RC3000 provides a strong seal to keep foods fresh for easy storage and handling of delicate food, including meat, fruit, vegetable and cheese.”

Packaging made with Toppyl RC3000 recloses easily and remains sealed.  Product testing by a large film producer demonstrated that food packaging successfully opened and closed with the same success after 10 uses as compared to its first usage. Toppyl RC3000 satisfies all food contact requirements in Europe.

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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