Advancing sustainability in designing new PP grades for packaging

by Emanuele Burgin, LyondellBasell

Designing for sustainability begins with the material choice. New PP grades are developed to meet the EU Plastic strategy and its recyclability & recycling targets by 2025 and 2030, as well as to enlarge the mechanical recycled PP-based application portfolio beyond the traditional low value, black, inj molding markets, so to make recycling sustainable even in bad times.


About Emanuele Burgin

Emanuele Burgin received a MSc Degree in Industrial Chemistry in 1984 from the University of Bologna.

He is presently ADTS and Innovation Manager, PP Europe, at LyondellBasell, responsible for Rigid Packaging, Healthcare, Caps & Closures and Pipes.

He started his career in 1987 at the Research Center G.Natta, Ferrara, Italy (LyondellBasell and predecessors), where he carried out several assignments in R&D PP Product and Applications Development, then in Additives and Formulations and finally in Polybutene-1 Product Development.

Between 2004 and 2014 he was appointed Deputy President of the Province of Bologna and delegated to Environment and Green and Circular Economy.

About LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world’s largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2020, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the third consecutive year. 

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