LyondellBasell recently announced the market launch of the new product line. This would be another step toward the company's goal of producing and marketing two million tons of plastics annually from renewable or recycled raw materials by 2030, according to a statement from Rotterdam. With the Circulen product family it is intended to support the reduction of plastic waste and reduce the eco-balance by using non-fossil raw materials or residual materials, is said. According to the company, the product line includes the following portfolio:
- CirculenRecover polymers, produced through mechanical recycling of plastic waste,
- CirculenRevive polymers, produced through a chemical recycling process that converts plastic waste back into molecular raw materials for the production of new polymers, and
- CirculenRenew polymers, made from renewable raw materials derived from waste and residual materials.
The products were currently available in Europe and would soon be introduced in North America and China. According to Ken Lane, LyondellBasell executive vice president of global olefins and polyolefins, one wanted to advance the circular economy with the new product portfolio while addressing the needs of customers and brand owners.
Also contributing to the circular economy is the ISCC Plus certification the company recently received for its cracker in Wesseling, near Cologne, Germany, where it attests to traceability and sustainability in the supply chain. The ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) is a government-recognized certification system that can be applied worldwide. LyondellBasell is counting on being able to extend the certificate to its sites in other regions.
- ots (12.4.2021)
- chemie-technik.de (9.4.2021)
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