Tag: Braskem

Braskem signs MOU with SCG Chemicals to potentially invest in Thai bioplastics production

Braskem signs MOU with SCG Chemicals to potentially invest in Thai bioplastics production

September 14, 2021 |

In Thailand, Braskem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the SCG Chemicals, one of the largest integrated petrochemical companies in Thailand and an industry leader in Asia, to perform studies to jointly invest in a new bio-ethanol dehydration plant in Thailand to produce bio-ethylene and bio-based polyethylene. If the feasibility studies are approved […]

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Braskem and SCG Chemicals studying biobased PE joint venture in Thailand

Braskem and SCG Chemicals studying biobased PE joint venture in Thailand

September 13, 2021 |

In Thailand, Braskem and SCG Chemicals are considering a joint venture to produce biobased ethylene for conversion into polyethylene plastic. Braskem already produces biobased PE at its facility in Triunfo, Brazil, which it sells under the tradename I’m greenTM.  “Amidst the ever increasing demand for circular economy and sustainable solutions worldwide, we keep looking for […]

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Braskem launches world-first renewable PE wax

Braskem launches world-first renewable PE wax

June 23, 2021 |

In Brazil, Braskem has launched the world’s first polyethylene (PE) wax from a renewable source, intended for the production of adhesives, cosmetics, paints and compounds used in the transformation of thermoplastic resins. The product, commonly used as a viscosity modifying agent in several formulations, has the same properties and performance as the version made with […]

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Braskem to spend $61M on renewable polymer expansion

Braskem to spend $61M on renewable polymer expansion

February 24, 2021 |

In Brazil, Braskem will expand its capacity to produce green ethylene, a raw material produced from sugar cane ethanol and used to produce renewable resins that capture CO 2 from the atmosphere. The industrial unit for this product is located in Triunfo, in Rio Grande do Sul, and the current capacity, of 200,000 metric tons […]

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Agilyx and Braskem looking at developing North American advanced plastics recycling project

Agilyx and Braskem looking at developing North American advanced plastics recycling project

December 22, 2020 |

In Brazil, Agilyx and Braskem have initiated a feasibility study to explore the development and construction of an advanced plastics recycling project in North America.  The project aims to examine an efficient pathway to produce polypropylene (PP) using difficult-to-recycle mixed waste plastic, powered by Agilyx advanced recycling technology. Mixed waste plastics for this project would […]

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“Life in plastic, it’s fantastic” – Braskem invests $67M in recycling line, DOE Plastics Innovation Challenge

“Life in plastic, it’s fantastic” – Braskem invests $67M in recycling line, DOE Plastics Innovation Challenge

December 6, 2020 |

Isn’t it fantastic, recycling plastic? The Barbie Girl song reminds us, “Imagination, life is your creation” and we couldn’t agree more especially with all the recent bioplastic and plastic recycling news. Like Braskem’s news that they are expanding their post-consumer resin portfolio and investing $67 million in the construction of a recycling line with capacity […]

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Braskem sells record 17,000 tons of green PE in September

Braskem sells record 17,000 tons of green PE in September

October 7, 2020 |

In Brazil, ICIS reports Braskem sold a record 17,000 metric tons of its Green PE, polyethylene produced from ethylene derived from sugarcane ethanol, in September. That figure is compared to 188,000 tons of fossil-based PE sold. Both figures refer to sales in the domestic market. The company says it is back up at full production […]

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Braskem teams with French research center to develop new bio-solutions

Braskem teams with French research center to develop new bio-solutions

August 22, 2019 |

In Brazil, Braskem announced a collaboration agreement with the prestigious European research center Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) for the development of renewable solutions. Specializing in scientific projects, the center will be an important partner for advancing new research and development routes based on natural resources, which will contribute to progress in sustainable, innovative solutions and economically […]

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Boulder Clean integrates Braskem’s ethanol-based bioplastic into packaging

Boulder Clean integrates Braskem’s ethanol-based bioplastic into packaging

June 2, 2019 |

In Colorado, Boulder Clean, producer of plant-based cleaning products, and Braskem, producer of thermoplastics polyolefins and biopolymers, announced the integration of Braskem’s plant-based bioplastic into Boulder Clean’s newest sustainably focused laundry detergent packaging. With availability beginning in June of 2019, Boulder Clean’s 230oz. laundry detergent container will integrate Braskem’s plant-based I’m green Polyethylene bioplastic into […]

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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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