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11-10-2021

LyondellBasell extends circulen suite of sustainable solutions to its advanced polymer solutions segment

LyondellBasell today announced the extension of the Circulen suite of sustainable solutions to its Advanced Polymer Solutions (APS) segment, allowing brand owners and OEMs to improve the sustainability of their products. LyondellBasell’s Circulen portfolio of compounds and solutions is derived from mechanical and advanced (molecular) recycled and renewable-based materials for its customers in areas such as automotive and household appliances.

The company is introducing the extension of Circulen just six months after launching its Olefins and Polyolefins Circulen product range. The APS Circulen sustainable solutions offer is being introduced at the Fakuma tradeshow in Friedrichshafen, Germany, taking place from October 12 to 16th.

“These are exciting times for LyondellBasell where innovation and service go hand-in-hand. Our Circulen APS products offer our customers a sustainable solution to address consumers’ everyday needs,” says Jim Guilfoyle, LyondellBasell Executive Vice President of Supply Chain & Advanced Polymer Solutions. “The sustainability requirements and end consumer expectations in many industries will evolve over the coming years. We are prepared to work closely with our customers and collaborate across the value chain.”

The APS segment produces and markets compounds and solutions, such as polypropylene compounds, engineered plastics, masterbatches, colors and powders, engineered composites and advanced polymers, including Catalloy and polybutene-1.

LyondellBasell has announced its ambition to producing and marketing two million metric tons of recycled and renewable-based polymers annually by 2030. The company’s Circulen product family supports the reduction of plastic waste through the use of recycled content, and a lower carbon footprint through the use of renewable-based content as compared to feedstock from fossil-based sources.  

The Circulen product portfolio includes:
* CirculenRecover polymers, which are made with mechanically recycled plastic waste;
 
* CirculenRevive polymers, which are linked to an advanced (molecular) recycling process that converts plastic waste into feedstock to produce new polymers, which have a wide range of uses; and

* CirculenRenew polymers, which are made from renewable feedstocks such as used cooking oil using a mass balance approach, and which have a wide range of uses.

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