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LyondellBasell Tower

1221 McKinney Street

Suite 300

Houston, TX 77010

United States

Phone: 713-309-7200

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LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as an independent chemical company worldwide. The company participates across the petrochemical value chain. The company’s chemicals businesses consist primarily of large processing plants that convert large volumes of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbon feedstocks into plastic resins and other chemicals. The company’s customers use its plastics and chemicals to manufacture a range of products that people use in their everyday lives, including food packaging, home furnishings, automotive components, paints and coatings. The company’s refining business consists of its Houston refinery, which processes crude oil into products, such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Segments The company manages its operations through five segments: Olefins and Polyolefins—Americas (O&P—Americas); Olefins and Polyolefins—Europe, Asia, International (O&P—EAI); Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D); Refining; and Technology. Olefins and Polyolefins segments The company produces olefins, including ethylene and propylene, and polyethylene (PE) worldwide. The company produces polypropylene (PP) and PP compounds. The company manages its olefin and polyolefin business in two segments, O&P—Americas and O&P—EAI. The company’s products are used in consumer, automotive and industrial applications ranging from food and beverage packaging to housewares and construction materials. The company produces high density PE (HDPE), low density PE, and linear low density PE. The company also produces PP homopolymers, PP impact copolymers, and PP random copolymers. The company produces and markets various specialty product lines, including PP compounds, Catalloy process resins and polybutene-1 (PB-1), focusing on polyolefins and compounds that offer a range of performance characteristics. Typical properties of such specialty polyolefins and compounds include impact-stiffness balance, scratch resistance, soft touch and heat sealability. End uses include automotive and industrial products and materials. PP compounds are produced from blends of polyolefins and additives, and are sold mainly to the automotive and home appliances industries. The company manufactures Catalloy process resins, which are used primarily in roofing, packaging and automotive applications. PB-1 is a family of butane-based polymers and is mainly used in pipe applications and under-floor heating systems and sanitary water heating systems. O&P—Americas This segment produces and markets olefins, polyolefins, aromatics, specialty products, and ethylene co-products. In addition, the company produces specialty products, including Catalloy and Plexar resins. Sales and Marketing/Customers: The company’s PP and PE production is typically sold through its sales organization to an extensive base of established customers and distributors servicing both the domestic and export markets either under annual contracts or on a spot basis. The company has regional sales offices in various locations in North America and its polyolefins primarily are transported in North America by railcar or truck. Export sales are generally to customers in Central and South America. The company also sells PP to its PP compounds business, which is managed worldwide by the company’s O&P—EAI segment. Joint Venture Relationships: The company participates in a joint venture arrangement in Mexico, which provides the company with capacity for approximately 640 million pounds of PP production. O&P—EAI This segment produces and markets olefins, including ethylene and ethylene co-products, and polyolefins. In addition, the company produces various specialty products, such as Catalloy process resins and PB-1. This segment manages the company’s worldwide PP compound business (including its PP compounds facilities in North and South America), worldwide PB-1 business, and Catalloy process resins produced in Europe. Sales and Marketing/Customers: The company produces and sells butadiene to external customers under multi-year contracts and on a spot basis. With respect to PP and PE, the company’s production is typically sold through its sales organization to a base of esta

 

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