Braskem, Plantic collaborate green plastics

Braskem, Plantic collaborate for green plastics

11:11 AM, 18th May 2012
Braskem, Plantic collaborate for green plastics
Plantic's green plastic.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL/VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Braskem and Plantic Technologies signed an agreement for the use of green plastic in packaging in the eco Plastic product line. Made by Plantic, it is the first ultra-high barrier packaging made from renewable raw materials. The use of the green plastic produced by Braskem will increase the renewable content of eco Plastic to over 90 per cent without compromising the barrier properties already offered by the packaging.

The major benefit of the polyethylene made from sugarcane is that it captures and sequesters up to 2.5 tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere for each tonne produced. Manufacturers do not have to invest in new processing or packaging technologies in order to use the trays and sheets made from eco Plastic. The rigid trays and sheets are available in a transparent version and a variety of colours, and even in multi-coloured formats.

“Braskem’s strategic vision is to become the world leader in sustainable chemicals by 2020. The partnering of Plantic products with Braskem’s green plastic will lead to new packaging options that are not only better for the environment, but also offer superior performance for retailers and brand owners,” said Marcelo Nunces, Director, Renewable Chemicals business, Braskem.

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