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A Message from LyondellBasell

Our company's response to COVID-19

Each day we are presented with new challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic.

LyondellBasell is Committed to Sustainability

Making its first debut at CAMX, LyondellBasell is advancing solutions to better address global challenges with sustainability at the forefront of it all.

LyondellBasell Showcases Automotive Technologies at JEC World 2019

LyondellBasell made its debut at the 2019 JEC World in Paris, France and is now officially in the dynamic world of composites.

Engineered Composites Styrene-Free Product Portfolio

LyondellBasell’s enhanced compounding portfolio includes styrene-free materials that are helping customers address important but demanding regulations around the world.


At LyondellBasell, we understand your need for weight reduction, parts consolidation, cost reduction, high-volume production, specialization and processing ease.

Sustainable Solutions Transforming the Composite Industry

LyondellBasell is driving sustainable material solutions with high-performance products that utilize bio-based and recycled content.

LyondellBasell Completes Acquisition of A. Schulman, Inc.

HOUSTON and LONDON, Aug. 21, 2018 -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announced it has completed the acquisition of A.

As Seen In CompositesWorld

Annual Brazil: Top of Mind of Composites Industry survey begins

Annual Brazil: Top of Mind of Composites Industry survey begins
The initiative serves to award several most-remembered companies in the Brazilian composites sector each year. Winners will be announced Dec. 10 on ALMACO’s website and social pages.

Winners for 2020 Award for Composites Excellence (ACE) announced

Winners for 2020 Award for Composites Excellence (ACE) announced
The 2020 Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) recognized the University of Tennessee, TRB Lightweight Structures, University of Delaware, IYRS School of Technology and LyondellBasell for outstanding achievement and innovation. 

CAMX announces 2020 award finalists

CAMX announces 2020 award finalists
CAMX has announced its finalists for the 2020 CAMX Awards. It will hold the award ceremony Tuesday, September 22.

Corvette front shot

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 2
Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car.

Formula SAE Lawrence Technical University

Racing to build tomorrow’s automotive composites workforce
Recent graduates share experiences gained from collegiate automotive design, engineering and motorsport competition Formula SAE.

2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends

2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends
Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.

Researchers develop recyclable PE structural composite

Researchers develop recyclable PE structural composite
A European consortium is developing a recyclable, sorted fiber composite material made of polyethylene that is suitable for load-bearing components.

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: LyondellBasell

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: LyondellBasell
LyondellBasell is featuring its styrene-free materials that can be sourced in forms including SMCs, BMCs and engineered structural composites.

composites in agricultural equipment

Reaping the benefits: Composites use grows in agricultural equipment
Multiple trends support composites advances in this huge but fragmented market.

Innovation in SMC: A long history and great potential
Manufacturer’s representative Steve Brown reflects on the history of sheet molding compound (SMC) development and lessons he has learned from working with companies through the process.

CAMX 2018 preview: A. Schulman
A. Schulman (Fairlawn, OH, US) is featuring its two newest sheet molding compounds (SMCs), Premi-Glas 7001 and Premi-Glas 3501.


LyondellBasell completes A. Schulman acquisition
The combined business will operate as a stand-alone Advanced Polymer Solutions business segment.


U.S. styrene-reduction mandates: Go or no-go?
Legislative changes are slow in coming, but technology forges ahead.

JEC World 2018: Highlights

JEC World 2018: Highlights
You will read more about what we discovered at JEC World 2018 in the coming weeks and months, but for now this is a quick review of some of the highlights from the world’s largest composites trade show.

A.Schulman LYTEX SF epoxy-based styrene-free sheet molding compound SMC

JEC World 2018 preview: A. Schulman
New LYTEX SF epoxy-based, styrene-free, sheet molding compound

A. Schulman to be acquired by LyondellBasell in $2.25 billion deal
LyondellBasell announces entry into definitive agreement to acquire high-performance plastics, composites and resins supplier A. Schulman

hybrid composites, hybrid composite materials

Hybrid composite materials: tailoring for specific performance
I received a link to an interesting technical paper presented at CAMX by AGY (Aiken, SC, US). It got me thinking about hybrid composites.

CAMX 2017 preview: A. Schulman
A. Schulman Inc. (Fairlawn, OH, US) is introducing its new Quantum LYTEX SF series of styrene-free, epoxy-based sheet molding compounds

SMC seat frame

SMC: Old dog, more tricks
In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.

 Laura Littlejohn, a scientist at Ashland LLC

SMC: Old dog, new tricks
A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.

Compression molding: New materials and markets

Compression molding: New materials and markets
From multifunctional aircraft interiors to compounds using continuous fabrics to the growing use of recycled carbon fiber – compression molding offers new opportunities.

Product Categories of LyondellBasell

  • Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Systems
    • Discontinuous fiber/thermoset resin
    • Continuous fiber/thermoset resin
  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
    • Nylon (polyamide)
    • Polycarbonate
    • Polyester (PET)
    • Polyethylene
    • Polyimide
    • Polypropylene
    • Polystyrene
    • Styrene monomer (diluent)
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide (BMI)
    • Phenolic
    • Polyimide
    • UV-curable
    • Urethane
    • Vinyl ester
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, toughened
    • Unsaturated polyester
      • Unsaturated polyester, bisphenol A fumerate
      • Unsaturated polyester, DCPD-modified
      • Unsaturated polyester, fire-retardant
      • Unsaturated polyester, isophthalic
      • Unsaturated polyester, low-VOC/no VOC
      • Unsaturated polyester, orthophthalic
      • Unsaturated polyester, terephthalic
  • Fibers, inorganic
    • E-Glass
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
  • Fibers, organic
    • Carbon, PAN-based
  • Reinforcements, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Chopped strand
      • Carbon, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Carbon, Mat, chopped strand
    • Carbon/glass hybrid
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Chopped strand
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Mat, chopped strand
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, Chopped strand
      • E-Glass, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • E-Glass, Mat, chopped strand
      • E-Glass, Mat, continuous strand
  • Fabrics, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Braided
      • Carbon, Multiaxial
      • Carbon, Plain-weave
      • Carbon, Spread-tow fabric
      • Carbon, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
      • Carbon, Twill
      • Carbon, Woven roving
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, Plain-weave
      • E-Glass, Spread-tow fabric
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, >12K tow
      • Bismaleimide, Other broadgoods
      • Bismaleimide, Roving
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, Fabric
      • Epoxy, Other broadgoods
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other broadgoods
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, Other broadgoods
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, <12K tow
      • Phenolic, >12K tow
      • Phenolic, Other broadgoods
      • Phenolic, Roving
    • Polyester, unsaturated
      • Polyester, unsaturated, <12K tow
      • Polyester, unsaturated, >12K tow
      • Polyester, unsaturated, Other broadgoods
      • Polyester, unsaturated, Roving
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, <12K tow
      • Polyimide, Other broadgoods
    • Vinyl ester
      • Vinyl ester, <12K tow
      • Vinyl ester, >12K tow
      • Vinyl ester, Other broadgoods
      • Vinyl ester, Roving
    • Other
      • Other, <12K tow
      • Other, >12K tow
  • Adhesives
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, Other
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Other
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, Other
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, Other
  • Gel coats
    • Anti-fouling
    • Chemical-/corrosion-resistant
    • Conductive
    • Fire-retardant
    • General-purpose
    • Marine
    • Potable-water grades
    • UV-curable
    • Other gel coats
  • Coatings and sizings
    • Conductive
    • Other coating materials
  • Compounds
    • Bulk molding (BMC)
    • Low-pressure molding
    • Sheet molding (SMC)
    • Thermoplastic, long fiber-reinforced (LFRT)
    • Thermoplastic, short fiber-reinforced
    • Thick molding
  • Fillers
    • Alumina trihydrate
    • Calcium carbonate
    • Carbon black
    • Kaolin
    • Mica
    • Microspheres
    • Nanoclays/nanofibers
    • Talc
    • Wollastonite
  • Catalysts, promoters and curing agents
    • Curing agents, amines
    • Curing agents, others
    • Hardeners
    • Initiators
    • Peroxides
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Colorant, pigments
    • UV stabilizers
Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Impregnation lines
  • Pultrusion equipment, thermosets
  • Reaction injection molding equipment (RIM, RRIM, SRIM)
  • Resin transfer molding equipment (RTM)
  • Spray guns
  • Presses
    • Presses, compression molding
    • Presses, hydraulic
    • Presses, injection Molding
Tools/tooling materials
  • Other tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Composite
      • Composite, fiberglass
      • Composite, other
Fabricating Services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Compression molding
    • Custom compounding and blending
    • Injection molding
    • Pressure forming
    • Prototyping
    • Rotational molding
  • Thermoset materials
    • Coating and painting
    • Compression molding
    • Custom compounding and blending
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Hand layup
    • Injection molding
    • Pressure forming
    • Prototyping
    • Pultrusion
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Sprayup
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, aircraft interior
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
  • Automotive, underhood
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Marine, boat (hulls, decks, bulkheads, etc.)
  • Marine, other
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Contract/toll compounding services
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
    • Consulting, structual design
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials