Chevron Phillips resin used to make toy cars for Michigan children

Toys for more than 30,000 needy children in Michigan have been made with resin donated by a unit of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

The company, based in The Woodlands, Texas, said Tuesday it gave 12,000 pounds of polyethylene resin to the Detroit section of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

The resin, manufactured at a Chevron Phillips plant in Baytown, was used to make toy cars, known as Plastivans. It’s connected to a national campaign that teaches students about chemistry and plastics.

The vehicles, available in purple and blue, will be distributed through the Michigan Association of United Ways and the Lions Club of Washington, Mich, Chevron Phillips said in a statement.

Chevron Phillips is jointly owned by Chevron Corp. and Phillips 66.