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LyondellBasell Enhances Polypropylene Compounding Capacity in China
LyondellBasell Enhances Polypropylene Compounding Capacity in China

LyondellBasell Enhances Polypropylene Compounding Capacity in China

  • 18-Jun-2024 5:08 PM
  • Journalist: Harold Finch

On June 14, 2024, LyondellBasell (LYB) announced the commencement of operations for an additional production line at its Dalian facility under the Advanced Polymer Solutions (APS) business, marking an expanded footprint in China. This new line is dedicated to manufacturing a diverse array of high-performance, top-quality polypropylene compounds, primarily for the automotive sector. Serving as the second production line at the Dalian site, it boasts an annual capacity of 20,000 tonnes, effectively doubling the site's current production capability. This expansion strengthens the company’s capacity to satisfy increasing market needs.

"The global automotive sector is undergoing rapid expansion and evolution, particularly in the realm of new energy vehicles, with China emerging as a key player," stated Torkel Rhenman, Executive Vice President of Advanced Polymer Solutions at LyondellBasell. " With a renewed focus on delivering value and enhancing speed to market through our dedicated teams, APS is strategically positioned to succeed in this dynamic market. Our expanded capacity, coupled with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, enhances our ability to meet evolving industry demands."

"The introduction of the new production line underscores the Dalian site's advancement in capacity expansion and automation, supporting long-term scalable development," commented Brian Jiang, Director of Advanced Polymer Solutions APAC Manufacturing at LyondellBasell. "I anticipate that this addition will inspire our team members to actively participate in the operations of both production lines, enabling us to meet the increasing demands of local customers with enhanced responsiveness."

Founded in 2015, the Dalian facility has the capacity to manufacture 80,000 tonnes of PP compounded products annually across four production lines. These products serve various applications in the automotive industry, such as bumpers, instrument panels, interior trims, under-the-hood components, structural parts, and body panels. Presently, the APS business operates five sites throughout China, offering a range of products including PP compounding, engineered plastics, and masterbatch solutions.

LyondellBasell is a prominent company in the global chemical industry, dedicated to fostering solutions that promote sustainable everyday living. Utilizing advanced technology and strategic investments, LYB is committed to advancing circular and low-carbon economies. In all its endeavors, LYB strives to create value for customers, investors, and society at large. As one of the largest producers of polymers globally and a pioneer in polyolefin technologies, LYB innovates, manufactures, and markets high-quality products. These offerings cater to diverse applications including sustainable transportation, food safety, clean water, and healthcare. LYB aims to develop solutions that support sustainable living every day.

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