LyondellBasell said Wednesday that it will restore
a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) line in Wesseling, Germany,
that has been out of service since January 2012.
Startup of the new line is targeted for mid-2013.
The Wesseling LDPE line has historically been used to
produce LDPE grades for healthcare applications, and
restoration of the Wesseling LDPE line will enhance the
company's ability to supply this important market, according to
The company also announced the creation of a new sales group
within its European specialty polyolefins sales
organization to further strengthen its commitment to, and
support of, customers in the medical industry.
"The restoration of this LDPE production line at Wesseling
and the increased focus we will obtain through our new sales
organization will enable us to better serve our customers and
help them to optimize their supply chain through our higher
production capability," said Bob Patel, LyondellBasell's senior
vice president of olefins and polyolefins for Europe, Asia and international.