News | September 21, 2022

Sustainable Surface Protection – LyondellBasell, Granger And Novacel Make It Happen

Value chain collaboration is leading to a more sustainable end product developed with renewable based resources. Polymer manufacturer LyondellBasell, converter Granger Frères SAS and the expert in surface solutions, Novacel, have worked together to develop protective films using polyethylene (PE) polymers made from renewable resources, based on a mass balance approach. They are commercialized under the name “OXYGEN vegetal” and can be used on all types of surfaces, ranging from glass and metal to plastic and laminates.

The LyondellBasell CirculenRenew polymers are the starting point for this new film development. CirculenRenew polymers are made with renewable-based materials from bio-based resources, such as used cooking oil, and are not in competition with the food chain. CirculenRenew polymers generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions through the product lifecycle (cradle-to-gate), resulting in a comparatively lower carbon footprint.

“Our customers appreciate the excellent, even quality for our CirculenRenew polymers which offer the same product performance as traditional plastics, making it an easy alternative to replace traditional plastics,” says Paula Sanabria-Luque, Associate Director Circular Polymer Solutions Europe at LyondellBasell. “CirculenRenew polymers do not require changes in an existing manufacturing process, which make them easy to use. But most importantly, they allow our customers Granger and Novacel to produce a market leading end product that embraces the use of renewable resources.”

“We are very proud of our fruitful collaboration with LyondellBasell and Granger Frères for the development of our new Oxygen Vegetal range, the first bio-based range of protective films on the market”, said Benjamine Proisy, Novacel Marketing director.

Novacel’s teams are committed to preserve everything that holds value by creating a responsible industrial community and doing its best in all their operations while respecting the planet. Pursuing this objective, Novacel enables its customers to reduce their production waste by using protective films and thus reducing their CO2 footprint. Some of them can indeed have up to 100% waste without them. Novacel goes now further, by proposing eco-designed and more sustainable products with the Oxygen range.

“Thanks to the performance of LyondellBasell’s CirculenRenew polymers and the long-term partnership with Granger Frères, we created the Oxygen Vegetal range, notably the Vegetal version of Novacel best seller 4228REF for LASER cutting process,” said Benjamine Proisy. “Through the Mass Balance approach, we now propose an eco-designed product with exactly the same characteristics as the standard one, but with ~30% lower CO2 footprint than standard films.”

Source: LyondellBasell