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Innovative Frunk Designs and the Polymers That Make Them Possible
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Innovative Frunk Designs and the Polymers That Make Them Possible
No matter the lifestyle, vehicle storage is a must-have for the average person. As the automotive industry continues to rapidly evolve, conventional vehicle design elements, such as the engine being at the front of the car, are quickly going away. With new vehicle designs come new opportunities to meet the needs of consumers. In many new electric cars, there is no longer the need to accommodate the traditional front-mounted engine and auxiliary components. This compartment is now being made...
Innovative Solutions for Start-Stop Battery Designs
Innovation
Sustainability
Innovative Solutions for Start-Stop Battery Designs
Have you ever thought about how many times a week you need your car? Or how many times you catch a bus, taxi, or ride-share? At some point in our lives, nearly all of us will rely on a consistent form of transportation to help us in our daily activities. Ensuring vehicles have what they need to function is integral. The battery of a vehicle is one of the most important parts, as it powers nearly everything we need for the vehicle to function. From the electric systems, to the ignition, to...
There’s More to Your Milk Jug
Sustainability
Innovation
There’s More to Your Milk Jug
The milk jug – something you don’t pay attention to as you’re filling up your children’s cereal bowl or adding it to your coffee. We’ve come to trust and expect that the jug’s contents have been preserved using the best processes and packaging. Sometimes, our interaction with products we use every day can become mundane, and the innovative materials and technology that make the products possible are not always realized. When was the last time you thought about where your milk carton came from...
LyondellBasell Employees’ Volunteer Efforts Help Protect and Improve Environment
Sustainability
Advancing Good
LyondellBasell Employees’ Volunteer Efforts Help Protect and Improve Environment
LyondellBasell is committed to Advancing Our Planet by cleaning beaches, preserving ecosystems and treating injured marine mammals. Employees from around the world have been engaged in delivering on that commitment through volunteer work aimed at reducing environmental impacts. Since the beginning of 2021, LyondellBasell employee volunteers and their friends and families have dedicated over 400 hours to cleaning neighborhoods, parks and beaches around the Greater Houston area. Through the pow...
LyondellBasell Employees Earn Top Company Award for Advancing Sustainability
Sustainability
Innovation
LyondellBasell Employees Earn Top Company Award for Advancing Sustainability
Recognizing employees and celebrating their successes and ingenuity is an important part of LyondellBasell culture. The company recognizes employees’ achievements through its biannual EXCELLENCE Awards ceremony. This awards ceremony represents one of the highest company honors an employee or team can receive acknowledging those who have gone above and beyond to innovating, problem-solving and making an undeniable impact on the business and community, all while exemplifying the company’s value...
3D Printing Meets Sustainability
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Sustainability
3D Printing Meets Sustainability
3D printing is an undeniable trend and is being adopted by an increasing number of industries. While 3D printing is often associated with the production of single items, such as prototypes or customized parts, it is also used for large-scale custom manufacturing. An example of how 3D printing is being adopted with an added sustainability benefit in major end markets is LyondellBasell’s recent collaboration with a few key partners. The company worked with the automotive manufacturer, Audi, and...
Powering the Next Generation of Scientists
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Sustainability
Powering the Next Generation of Scientists
Tomorrow’s chemical engineers and scientists will power the circular economy and innovate our business in new and creative ways. However, the pathways to achieving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees show there are too many roadblocks for women and minorities, and in particular for Black students. LyondellBasell provided scholarships to 10 students pursuing STEM education at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) through the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative...
Committed to Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Sustainability
Committed to Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
LyondellBasell is working to reduce our operational CO2 footprint and collaborating with our value chain partners to deliver more sustainable solutions, products and technologies to the market. In our 2018 sustainability report, we committed to a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions per metric ton of product produced compared with 2015 levels. This represents our first step as we do our part to support the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the transition to a low-carbon economy. While we current...
Keeping Pellets, Flakes and Powders Out of the Environment
Sustainability
Keeping Pellets, Flakes and Powders Out of the Environment
We sell our polymer products in the form of pellets, flakes and powders. They are handled at multiple points from creation to customer delivery. To meet our goal of zero loss of these materials into the environment, we are working with our employees, contractors, transportation partners and customers in a way that is collaborative and transparent. We are a member of Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS), the plastics industry’s global initiative that promotes collaboration, training, and education in...
Renewing Plastics and Ghanaian Women’s Livelihoods
Sustainability
Renewing Plastics and Ghanaian Women’s Livelihoods
Ending plastic waste in the environment is an ambitious goal that can only be achieved through industry collaboration and partnering with non-profits like the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance), who share our passion for harnessing the power of circularity. As a founding member of the Alliance, LyondellBasell provides project funding and leverages our industry network to engage the technical leaders, engineers, scientists and practitioners needed to advance innovative solutions arou...
CORINE DE FARME personal care products packaged in renewable-based plastic
Sustainability
CORINE DE FARME personal care products packaged in renewable-based plastic
In 2019, LyondellBasell achieved the first parallel production of polypropylene and low-density polyethylene made from renewable raw materials as an alternative to fossilderived resources. Since that time, we have expanded our renewable-based polymers to help our customers create packaging that appeals to consumers who prioritize sustainability, which is approximately 26% of the global marketplace according to a recent Harvard Business Review survey. For Laboratories Sarbec whose purpose is t...
Recycled plastic used in Dove and Rexona deodorant packaging
Sustainability
Recycled plastic used in Dove and Rexona deodorant packaging
LyondellBasell and our mechanical recycling joint venture Quality Circular Polymers (QCP) are working with Unilever, a leading global consumer goods company, to develop packaging materials made from recycled plastic waste for Unilever’s newly introduced Dove roll on and Rexona deodorant product lines. For these two applications alone, it is estimated that 940 metric tons of post-consumer resins will replace previously used fossil-based resins in 2021. The packaging for both deodorants can be...
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