Grow Sustainable Solutions

We believe growing our portfolio of sustainable solutions will help address society’s most pressing challenges. By doing so, we will continue to reliably produce products and offer solutions that are critical to improving the quality of life for billions around the world.

 

Circulen Polymers

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

 

Quality Circular Polymers (QCP)

Historically, recycled polymers have been associated with low-end applications and were often noted to be less durable or thinner in quality. However, the recycled polymers produced by our QCP joint venture are a class on their own. Using advanced process technology, the end result is mechanically recycled materials that can be used in high-end applications.

  • Available in a wide range of colors
  • Carefully sorted and cleaned to ensure consistent quality feedstock
  • The QCP plant is capable of converting consumer waste into 35,000 tons of recycled polypropylene (r-PP) and recycled high-density polyethylene (r-HDPE) annually, with an objective of 50,000 tons by 2021

Discover how QCP polymers were recently used to create products for brand owners in our Sustainability Report.

To learn more about LyondellBasell’s mechanical recycling investments, click here.

 

Masterbatch Advanced Solutions

LyondellBasell’s Masterbatch Advanced Solutions product range can offer materials to support in packaging design, sorting and recycling.

  • Recycled Solutions consist of solutions for Recyclers and Brand owners. For Recyclers we offer masterbatches for recyclates addressing processing challenges, aesthetic requirements whilst maintaining high quality. For Brand owners we provide masterbatches with recycled carrier resins to enable reuse and recyclability
  • Design for Recycling include masterbatches which support intelligent design such as our specialized additives range for mono material packaging and our near-infrared (NIR) masterbatch which allow for polymer sorting in the post-consumer waste streams
  • Renewable Feedstock Solutions contains broad range of masterbatch additives where our carrier resins are based on renewal, non-fossil derived feedstock

To explore LyondellBasell’s Masterbatch portfolio, click here

 

Oxyfuels

Both ETBE, for which LyondellBasell is the world’s largest supplier, and MTBE, bring valuable environmental benefits in improving air quality and allowing liquid fuels to contribute towards climate neutrality in transport.

  • Delivering clean-burning, high-octane gasoline components that improve engine performance, fuel efficiency, and air quality
  • Fully compatible with other gasoline components, vehicles of all types and age, and the gasoline distribution infrastructure

To learn more about LyondellBasell’s Oxyfuels portfolio, click here.