LyondellBasell receives European Innovation Award from Plastics Europe for a smart polymer with "self-healing" properties

 LyondellBasell receives European Innovation Award from Plastics Europe for a
                 smart polymer with "self-healing" properties

PR Newswire

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 21, 2017

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE:
LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the
world, received a European Innovation Award from Plastics Europe and the
Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in the category "Material Innovation." The
company was honored for the development of Koattro KT MR05, a new plastomer
with "self-healing" properties. The energy injected by the cutting instrument
melts the amorph-soft surface and the two components can be joined together
before the surface recrystallizes.

LyondellBasell was honored with a “Material Innovation” award from Plastics
Europe and the Society of Plastics Engineers for the development of Koattro KT
MR05, a new plastomer with “self-healing” properties. The energy injected by
the cutting instrument melts the amorph-soft surface and the two components
can be joined together before the surface recrystallizes.

This material could be used to advance the production of seals for aluminum,
plastic and wooden windows and doors. The components are cut and pressed onto
the carrier surface without the use of glues, adhesives, special tooling or
the need for extensive preparation work.

"We are honored to receive this Innovation Award from Plastics Europe," said
Richard Roudeix, LyondellBasell's senior vice president olefins and
polyolefins for Europe, Asia and international. "Innovation is a part of our
DNA and our extensive R&D and Technical Service teams around the world are
helping our customers advance their product portfolio, making more sustainable
production processes a reality."

The European Innovation Award was launched by The Society of Plastics
Engineers and Plastics Europe to raise awareness about the potential of
plastic materials. With this award, Plastics Europe and SPE honor companies
that have excelled with regard to innovation in the plastics industry. All
companies that play a role in the value chain of plastics products, from the
larger chemical companies to the plastic converting SMEs, are eligible for the
award.

The Koattro family of high performance plastomers based on Butene-1 is
characterized by several unique properties such as transparency, softness,
flexibility without the use of plasticizers and products that are elastic
without any cross-linking. This new family of products is the latest example
of LyondellBasell's ability to translate material science into applications
that advance traditional polymers into next generation materials.

About LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and
refining companies in the world. Driven by its 13,000 employees around the
globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to
advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through
lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies
through stronger and more versatile pipes, and improving the safety, comfort
and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road. LyondellBasell
sells products into approximately 100 countries and is the world's largest
licensor of polyolefin and polypropylene technologies. More information about
LyondellBasell can be found at www.lyondellbasell.com.

LyondellBasell (PRNewsfoto/LyondellBasell Industries)

 

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