It is important to us to help our customers achieve circularity in their use of plastic packaging. To make this possible, we are continuously investing in technologies that span across molecular and mechanical recycling along with the use of renewable feedstocks. Through our commitment to help end plastic waste, LyondellBasell is now able to offer customers a new range of renewable-based polymers under Circulen and Circulen Plus.
Circulen and Circulen Plus portfolio currently offers a variety of polypropylene (PP) and low density polyethylene (LDPE) grades made from renewable raw materials, such as vegetable oil and oil wastes. They offer the same high quality properties as virgin plastics in terms of mechanical and product performance as well as regulatory approvals. Circulen and Circulen Plus products (or grades) can therefore be applied, with no restrictions, to the same applications as fossil based equivalents offering the same properties and performance. This makes these new grades a perfect drop-in solution for applications like food packaging.
- Circulen Plus products have a measurable bio-content which can be determined by C14 analysis. The bio-content is measured and stated as a parameter on the Certificate of Analysis (CoA).
- Circulen products are sold by issuing mass-balance based certificates. Where the renewable content will be attributed, the third party certification process provides traceability along the supply chain and verifies that the mass balance accounting follows predefined and transparent rules.
Discover how LyondellBasell is Advancing a Circular Economy through collaboration and technology investments, such as our collaboration with Neste to create these polymers, here.