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LyondellBasell and SUEZ increase plastics recycling capacity

December 08/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- LyondellBasell, one of the world"s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies and SUEZ, a world leader in environmental services, has jointly announced the acquisition of TIVACO, a plastics recycling company located in Blandain, Belgium, as per LyondellBasell"s press release.

The company will become part of Quality Circular Polymers (QCP), the companies" existing 50/50 plastics recycling joint venture. With this transaction, QCP will increase its production capacity for recycled materials to approximately 55,000 tonnes per year.

LyondellBasell and SUEZ jointly announced the acquisition of TIVACO, a plastics recycling company located in Blandain, Belgium. The acquisition will increase production capacity for recycled materials at the companies" existing 50/50 plastics recycling joint venture, Quality Circular Polymers (QCP).

"This latest investment in QCP supports LyondellBasell"s ambition to produce and market 2 million tons per year of recycled and renewable source-based polymers by 2030. Extending the plastics lifecycle through recovery, recycling and reuse not only eliminates waste but also produces a product with a lower CO2 footprint," said Richard Roudeix, Senior Vice President Olefins & Polyolefins, Europe, LyondellBasell. "This innovative approach is key to unlocking additional value from existing plastics while addressing brand owners" needs for sustainable products."

"We are thrilled to take a step forward with our long-term partner LyondellBasell. With the new acquisition,?we will together speed up the use of quality circular polymers in Europe and support industrial manufacturers" efforts to reach their environmental targets," commented Jean-Marc Boursier, SUEZ Group COO. "It also confirms SUEZ"s ambition to become the world leader in environmental services by 2030."

The TIVACO facility operates five production lines capable of processing approximately 22,000 tonnes of recycled plastic per year. This acquisition builds on the companies" 2018 acquisition of QCP, a plastics recycling company in Geleen, the Netherlands which is capable of processing approximately 35,000 tonnes of material per year. Today, recycled materials from QCP can be found in consumer products including Samsonite"s S"Cure ECO luggage collection.

QCP is committed to ending plastic waste in the environment. The joint venture leverages the two partners" respective strengths. SUEZ will utilize its leading-edge technology solutions in sorting and recycling to improve the preparation of materials to be recovered at QCP. LyondellBasell will apply its long-standing leadership in innovative plastic production technology, vast experience in product development and deep knowledge of important end markets such as consumer goods, where the company has a strong presence.

Both SUEZ and LyondellBasell are members of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global, cross-value chain non-profit organization committed to ending plastic waste in the environment. The Alliance brings together a diverse network of resources and expertise to create and scale innovative solutions around the world.

As MRC reported earlier, in September 2020, LyondellBasell, the world�s largest licensor of polyolefin technologies, announced that Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company LLC (DRPIC) hds selected LyondellBasell�s world-leading PP and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) technologies for a new facility.

The new plants will comprise of a PP plant that will utilize LyondellBasell�s Spheripol PP process technology to produce 280,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of PP and a 480-m.t./yr high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant which will utilize LyondellBasell�s Hostalen ACP process technology and will be built in Al Duqm, Oman.once again the trust investors and operators place in our leading polyolefin expertise."

According to MRC"s ScanPlast report, Russia"s estimated PE consumption totalled 1,760,950 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, up by 3% year on year. Only high density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) shipments increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market reached 978,870 tonnes in  January-October 2020 (calculated using the formula: production minus exports plus imports minus producers" inventories as of 1 January, 2020). Supply of exclusively of PP random copolymer increased.

LyondellBasell 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 technologies.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, HDPE, recikling, LyondellBasell, Belgium, Oman, Russia.
Category:General News
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