Tag: Braskem

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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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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