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Neste and LyondellBasell produce bio-based plastics from waste oil and residues

Neste and LyondellBasell produce bio-based plastics from waste oil and residues

innish renewable diesel producer Neste and chemicals giant LyondellBasell have successfully produced bio-based polypropylene and low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale, the companies announced on 18 June. , Neste and LyondellBasell produce bio-based plastics from waste oil and residues.The firms said it was the first time these materials had been produced in parallel through successfully converting waste oil and residues into several thousand tonnes of bio-based plastics. The plastics were of a high enough quality to be approved for food packaging.LyondellBasell used Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons to make the materials at its site in Wesseling, Germany, before an independent third party tested the polymer products and confirmed they contained more than 30% renewable content. The chemicals giant had already contained more than 30% renewale content.

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