LyondellBasell Industries has become the first polyolefins supplier worldwide to set up a global business team exclusively dedicated to addressing the specialized needs of healthcare applications. The new organization, which includes global business management, global technical services, and regional sales teams located in the Americas, Europe, AFMEI and Asia Pacific, is fully operational. The new team builds upon the success of LyondellBasell's portfolio of Purell polyethylene and polypropylene resins that feature characteristics such as consistent formulation, long-term supply, customized logistics and pharmacopoeia compliance certificates.
"In the past, we have always supplied our European-produced resins on a global basis," said Jochen Schneider, Head of LyondellBasell's Healthcare Applications business unit. "Now, our expanded global asset footprint enables us to produce LyondellBasell's high-quality Purell resins in the regions where it fits best for our customers. With production locations in the major regions of the world, we are able to effectively address customer needs, and at the same time reduce emissions and environmental impact by utilizing shorter transportation routes for shipments." Due to the highly sensitive nature of the industry, the company's new business team has been set to interact directly with Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, and Product Safety and Quality Control activities to ensure that any changes made to regulatory requirements can be implemented as quickly as possible.