Under the theme of “We make a sustainable tomorrow possible”, LyondellBasell was displaying five innovative application scenarios at Chinaplas 2023, which was held April 17th- 20th in Shenzhen.
During the exhibition, LyondellBasell also announced their latest collaborative work with upstream and downstream parties in the value chain, including Nippon Paint China, Jiangsu WMGrass and Genox. By deepening local cooperation, LyondellBasell aims to promote local innovative recycling ecosystems and together with industry partners shape a more sustainable future.
"Chemical materials are critical in modern and sustainable living. The five daily application scenarios showcased at our booth vividly demonstrate how our products can enhance sustainability in various downstream sectors, helping to create a safe, healthy, and sustainable life for consumers," said Limin Fu, vice president of JV Management and Polyolefins at LyondellBasell China. "In China, we are committed to ensuring localized supply of products by continuing to expand collaboration with local brands, developing sustainable solutions, and enabling the circular economy."
"China is extremely important to the LyondellBasell Advanced Polymer Solutions business. Its development of circular economy and dual carbon initiatives provides us with accelerated opportunities in various markets such as electric vehicles, low-energy buildings and eco-friendly packaging," said Joanne Swiggett, vice president of Advanced Polymer Solutions at LyondellBasell APAC and AFMEI. "We will continue to push forward the localization measures, combining global technology with local needs and working with industry partners to develop solutions that enable a safer and more sustainable future for China."
LyondellBasell Circulen product portfolio, including CirculenRecover, CirculenRevive, and CirculenRenew polymers, is a key step in fulfilling the company's commitment to sustainability. Through mechanical recycling, advanced (molecular) recycling and making polymers from bio-based feedstocks, the Circulen product line promotes the recycling of plastics, and reduction of fossil-based feedstocks. Circulen products can provide customized sustainable solutions for customers' application needs in different industries, such as food packaging, medical product packaging, vehicles and home appliances.
LyondellBasell also signed a framework agreement with Genox Recycling on April 17 at the LyondellBasell booth with a view to establishing a joint venture company and build a mechanical plastics recycling plant in Zhaoqing, Guangzhou. In addition, LyondellBasell will collaborate with Jiangsu WM Grass to release the artificial turf made from recycled plastics – “GreenRhythm”.
Low-density and foamed Hostacom interior materials and Hifax automotive exterior materials strike a balance between light weight and high-performance. Hifax materials can also be used for car tailgates and fenders, as a means of replacing steel with plastics to help make cars lighter, more energy-efficient and achieve longer mileage. Hifax, Hostacom, and Invision materials can respectively be applied to produce front trunk “compartments”, decorative components, and covers, ensuring the sealing and covering performance of the front trunk.
Translucent plastics offer numerous new options for personalized light design. The material offers outstanding optical and mechanical properties, and high durability, for use in car interior and exterior applications. Schulamid nylon and Schuladur polyester materials, which could be laser-welded, are applied to automotive sensor housings. They feature low deformation at the welding interface and high welding strength, ensuring the stable operation of vehicles. The LyondellBasell Lupolen resin series, developed for plastic fuel tanks (PFT), demonstrates outstanding chemical resistance and low-temperature impact performance, making vehicles lighter while meeting safety specifications.
Photovoltaic (PV) energy-saving roofs are a new trend in the construction industry. Typically, PV roofs have larger spans and are suitable for lightweight roofing systems. Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) products, being lightweight, are the preferred choice for PV roofs. LyondellBasell Catalloy technology is the optimal choice for producing TPO waterproofing membranes, which helps advance roofing versatility and durability with energy efficiency and safety.
High-performance pipelines help improve water quality and reduce energy consumption. The LyondellBasell Hostalen series offers easy to process and pressure-resistant high-performance piping systems used in items ranging from underfloor heating and pressure piping systems for hot and cold water, to underground drainage and sewage systems.
High-performance medical packaging materials must protect reagents' activity to the greatest extent possible. Purell PE 3020D is a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) material with high rigidity, outstanding organoleptic properties and inertia to most chemicals. It is used in small blow molding (blow-fill-seal technology) and injection molding processes to produce medical packaging, caps and connectors. Purell PE 3020D can also be applied to sterile packaging for aesthetic medical products, including ampoules, and has achieved mature market recognition.
Medical devices have the most diverse applications in the medical and healthcare sector, posing the most challenging requirements for materials. Purell LDPE, HDPE, and PP resins are widely used in various medical device scenarios, such as surgical equipment, diagnostic devices, products for treating or assisting treatment of diseases, injuries or disabilities, and injection, inhalation or oral drug delivery systems.