Tag: Braskem

Braskem begins LDPE production with sales starting in January

Braskem begins LDPE production with sales starting in January

May 22, 2013 |

In Brazil, Braskem announced the start of green low density polyethylene (LDPE) production with an estimated 66 million pounds produced annually from ethanol. The company has produced high and linear low density PE from ethanol since September 2010 and this new product will hit the market in January. During the second half of this year […]

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Braskem delays two biobased polyethylene projects until 2013

Braskem delays two biobased polyethylene projects until 2013

July 27, 2012 |

In Brazil, Braskem has delayed plans for two bio-based projects until 2013. Company CEO Carlos Fadigas told Valor Economico that the two projects that will make bioplastics from ethanol will not break ground now until 2013, owning to a slowdown in the global petrochemical sector. Fadigas said that the company’s focus will shift towards increasing […]

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Grace and Braskem sign catalyst agreement to produce green chemicals.

Grace and Braskem sign catalyst agreement to produce green chemicals.

July 5, 2012 |

In Maryland, W. R. Grace has signed a multi-year agreement with Braskem to develop process technologies and catalyst solutions to produce green chemicals. The agreement is intended to advance the commercialization of a process to convert renewably sourced feedstocks into value-added products. Grace is a global supplier of catalyst technologies with a leading position in […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: Braskem

On the Move in Biofuels: Braskem

[ 0 ] March 2, 2011 |

In Brazil, Braskem today announced that Luiz de Mendonca has been named CEO of Braskem America.  He succeeds Carlos Fadigas, who led Braskem America until his appointment to the role of CEO of Braskem S.A. Mendonca will be based in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to his position as CEO, Mendonca will lead Braskem’s international expansion […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: ADM, Amyris, Braskem

On the Move in Biofuels: ADM, Amyris, Braskem

[ 0 ] December 10, 2010 |

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland named Paul Bloom as business director, Industrial Chemicals. In this role, Bloom will be responsible for developing and commercializing renewable chemicals, and for managing the commercial activities of ADM’s industrial chemicals business. In Brazil, the nomination of Carlos Fadigas as CEO of Braskem has been approved by the Company’s Board […]

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Braskem launches 57 Mgy ethanol to ethylene project in Brazil

Braskem launches 57 Mgy ethanol to ethylene project in Brazil

[ 0 ] October 4, 2010 |

In Brazil, Braskem commenced production at a 57 Mgy ethanol to ethylene conversion plant at Triunfo, in the state of Rio Grande. Project cost was $278 million, and produces polyethylene resisn through a polymerization process that will supply green polyethylene to Tetra Pak, Toyota Tsusho, Shiseido, Natura, Acinplas, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and […]

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