Tag: Braskem

Braskem supplying biobased resins for use in drip irrigation

Braskem supplying biobased resins for use in drip irrigation

April 4, 2019 |

In Brazil, drip irrigation applied to sugarcane cultivation, a solution adopted by NaanDanJain with Braskem’s support, offers an increase of at least 65% in sugarcane yields compared to the traditional rainfed method. In some cases, the improvement in yield can reach 200%. This irrigation method uses drip systems with pressure-compensating technology (which controls flow) and […]

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MEGA MEG – Braskem and Haldor Topsoe’s monoethylene glycol from sugar is in operation

MEGA MEG – Braskem and Haldor Topsoe’s monoethylene glycol from sugar is in operation

February 10, 2019 |

It’s a big day for MEG. No, not Meg Ryan, though we are excited about her engagement with John Mellencamp. We are talking about monoethylene glycol which just got bigger with a new demo unit in operation. Brazil-based Braskem and Denmark-based Haldor Topsoe just commissioned their pioneering demonstration unit, located in Denmark, for the development of […]

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Braskem launches new recycled resin concept

Braskem launches new recycled resin concept

June 17, 2018 |

In Canada, Braskem launched its latest concept in recycled plastic resins at a recent Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver. The recycled resin is said to have a higher quality and a high percentage of recycled materials derived from household post-consumer thermoformed packaging made from polyethylene. Its main characteristics include resistance to stress cracking similar to […]

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Braskem launches R&D center in Boston focused on biotech and material science

Braskem launches R&D center in Boston focused on biotech and material science

April 23, 2018 |

In Massachusetts, Braskem announced its expanded focus on the research, development and commercialization of chemicals and materials sourced from renewable feedstocks. Braskem started a new operation in Boston focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. The activities will include biotechnology and material science R&D, business and market development as well as technology […]

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MEG(a)VENTURE: Braskem, Haldor Topsoe chase down biobased MEG in new commercial deal

MEG(a)VENTURE: Braskem, Haldor Topsoe chase down biobased MEG in new commercial deal

November 13, 2017 |

In Brazil and Denmark, Braskem and Haldor Topsoe have signed a technological cooperation agreement to develop a pioneering route to produce monoethylene glycol (MEG) from sugar. The agreement calls for the construction of a demonstration plant in Denmark, with operation slated to begin in 2019. Topsoe will deliver a packaged solution for this project with […]

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Eco-friendly cleaning brand taps Braskem bioplastic for detergent bottles

Eco-friendly cleaning brand taps Braskem bioplastic for detergent bottles

September 2, 2016 |

Natural cleaning products brand Seventh Generation is using biobased polyethylene produced by Braskem in its 100-oz laundry detergent bottles. The bottles are now 80% recycled high-density polyethylene, 17% biobased polyethylene, and 3% colorant. The biobased portion replaces virgin, petroleum-based polyethylene. Derrick Lawrence, Seventh Generation Director of Packaging Development, tells Greener Package that incorporating more than […]

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Genomatica and Braskem have being producing butadiene at lab scale since June

Genomatica and Braskem have being producing butadiene at lab scale since June

November 23, 2015 |

In Brazil, Genomatica and Braskem announced they have been successfully producing butadiene at lab scale since June 2015, using their direct, bio-based process. The companies are jointly developing a commercial process for the on-purpose production of butadiene made from renewable feedstocks, as announced in December 2013. 1) Direct, continuous production: The program team has successfully […]

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The Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 — voting underway

The Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 — voting underway

September 8, 2014 |

In Florida, The Digest is reporting voting from the earliest precincts in the Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 ballots. These votes are based entirely to date on subscriber voting. Photo Votes are now being tallied, and the voting by the invited International Board of Selectors will begin later this month. With early precincts […]

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Heard on the Floor at Bio Pac Rim: Sapphire Energy, Philipps 66, Monsanto, Novozymes, Braskem and Genomatica unveil key tie-ups

Heard on the Floor at Bio Pac Rim: Sapphire Energy, Philipps 66, Monsanto, Novozymes, Braskem and Genomatica unveil key tie-ups

December 11, 2013 |

Three Hot 30 / Hot 50 companies partner with giants in agriculture, chemicals and petroleum. In California, three major tie-ups between top-ranked developing bioeconomy darlings and old-line giants were the buzz on the second day of BIO’s annual Pac-Rim event in San Diego. Just after word about Sapphire Energy and Philipps 66’s tie-up was announced, […]

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Braskem and FKuR extend green PE marketing to US and Canada

Braskem and FKuR extend green PE marketing to US and Canada

July 2, 2013 |

In Brazil, Braskem and FKuR have extended their cooperation agreement to also distribute Braskem’s Green PE in the US and Canada, following on their exclusive agreement for Europe since 2011. FKuR has also introduced Terralene as part of their product offerings from Braskem. Both Terralene and PE are recyclable in existing PE streams. Braskem says […]

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