Beginning July 1, LyondellBasell Industries will concentrate its distribution activities in the United Kingdom on Brenntag UK and Ireland, which will serve as the official distributor of the company's propylene oxide (PO) derivative product range. LyondellBasell is the world's leading producer of PO, a commodity chemical used in the manufacture of polyurethanes and as a building block in the production of intermediate products, which are found in everything from antifreeze to cosmetics. PO derivative products include, among others, butanediol, propylene glycol and solvents.
Having started working with Brenntag in Germany in the 1980s, LyondellBasell has largely consolidated its distribution network in Europe with Brenntag over the past ten years. Due to its extensive knowledge of the European distribution market and its market leading position, Brenntag has been operating as an essential part of LyondellBasell's European channel to market PO products.