Braskem S.A.

Rua Lemos Monteiro, 120, 22° floor, 05501-050 Sao Paulo - SP
Brazil

Telephone +55 11 35769999
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  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.03  Packaging materials / Plastic (pellets, films)
  • 02.01.03.01  Packaging materials / Bio plastics
  • 02.01.03.01.03  Packaging materials / Strach & Starch blends

Packaging materials / Strach & Starch blends

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Product category: Packaging materials / Strach & Starch blends

Packaging Materials - PP and Green PE

Packaging material made of Polypropylene and Green Polyethylene.

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May 5, 2017

Braskem presents chemical PIB and Unilene® packaging solutions at Interpack 2017

In Hall 9 G15, the company shows stretch films , adhesive tapes and hotmelt for packaging applications

Braskem, the biggest thermoplastic resins producer in the Americas, has broadened the uses for its Unilene® hydrocarbonic resin and will launch new products for the international market using this material during Interpack, from May 4 to 10, in Dusseldorf, Germany. The company’s new developments in its PIB portfolio of products, including for the stretch film market, will also be shown on its stand.

Intensively marketed in Europe and the United States, Unilene® is the ideal material for high-performance adhesives. Compatible with various polymers, the solution is used to produce glue for packaging closures, giving better adherence, adhesive qualities and permanent tack. Its principal applications include plastic boxes and cosmetic and drinks packaging. Braskem has opened up its Unilene® portfolio to the packaging sector in a move to offer more complete adhesive solutions to its clients.

Braskem has been producing PIB for 40 years and it is marketed internationally for various uses. The company has now started marketing PIB for use in stretch film. Colourless and odourless, the product has been approved for use in contact with foodstuffs, fulfilling requirements of the USA’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It has inherent tack and adhesive characteristics and displays elasticity in a wide temperature range. It provides an excellent barrier against humidity and gases.

“Braskem is recognised as an innovator which invests in research and development to produce solutions for the requirements of the companies it partners with. Our presence at Interpack is an opportunity to present our chemical solutions and the advantages these offer for various applications in the packaging sector,” said Gabriela Ribeiro, Speciality Applications Engineer at Braskem.

Braskem at Interpack, Hall 9 G15


About Braskem

Braskem is the largest thermoplastic resin producer in the Americas, with annual production volume of over 20 million tons, which includes other chemicals and basic petrochemicals, and annual revenue of R$54 billion. Driven by its purpose of improving people’s lives and creating sustainable solutions in chemicals and plastics, Braskem operates in more than 70 countries, has around 8,000 Team Members and operates 40 industrial units in Brazil, the United States, Germany and Mexico, the latter in partnership with the Mexican company Idesa.


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May 3, 2017

Braskem commemorates tenth anniversary of the start of Green Plastic research


The biopolymer is currently used in 150 brands on five continents and its usage is growing in packaging in various market segments


Ten years after the start of research into I´m green™ Green Polyethylene, at the Technology and Innovation Centre at Triunfo, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, Braskem is reaping the fruits of its pioneering endeavours with the expanded presence of its renewable-origin polymer on the international market. Produced from sugar cane, the biopolymer allows for a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and is today used in 150 brands in Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa and South America. Green Plastic’s various applications will be presented by Braskem at Interpack, from May 4 to 10 in Dusseldorf, in Hall 9 - G15.

Among the partnerships which have contributed to the biopolymer’s consolidation on international markets is the one set up with Tetra Pak®, the world’s biggest supplier of long-life packaging, which since 2012 has been using the I´m green™ Green Polyethylene in its closures. Two years later, in 2014, Braskem’s Green Plastic was incorporated as a component part of Tetra Pak®’s layered carton packaging.

Also in the drinks sector, Japanese company Suntory in 2016 started using I´m green™ Green Polyethylene for the closures of its 550ml “Suntory Aso Tennensui”, mineral water bottles, with an estimated production of 26 million annually. The product will be displayed on Braskem’s stand during Interpack. The same year, Woolworths, one of South Africa’s main supermarket chains, announced it would use the renewable resin in its milk packaging.

“Braskem has the capacity to produce 200,000 tonnes of Green Polyethylene a year, which makes this the first polyethylene from a renewable origin to be produced on an industrial scale worldwide. We are investing increasingly in innovation, one highlight being our development of projects using raw materials from renewable sources,” says Gustavo Sergi, director of Renewable Chemicals at Braskem.

Boticario Group, internationally acclaimed in the retail beauty sector, has also started using packaging material that is 100% from renewable sources in its “Cuide-se Bem” (Take great care of yourself) product line. This is the first time that Boticario Group has used I´m green™ Green Polyethylene for all items in a complete product range. With this line, Boticario won an award in Organic Monitor’s Sustainable Beauty Awards.

The award is a recognition of the efforts being made by the cosmetics and beauty industry worldwide to make their business increasingly sustainable. To enable the consumer to recognise its product qualities at the point of sale, Boticario has created a “Uses Plastic of Vegetal Origin” icon attesting to the origin of the packaging.

 

Braskem at Interpack, Hall 9 G15

 
About Braskem

Braskem is the largest thermoplastic resin producer in the Americas, with annual production volume of over 20 million tons, which includes other chemicals and basic petrochemicals, and annual revenue of R$54 billion. Driven by its purpose of improving people’s lives and creating sustainable solutions in chemicals and plastics, Braskem operates in more than 70 countries, has around 8,000 Team Members and operates 40 industrial units in Brazil, the United States, Germany and Mexico, the latter in partnership with the Mexican company Idesa.

http://www.braskem.com.br/home-en

 

For more information, please contact:

AJA Media Solutions

Marcio Damasceno (Berlín) – damasceno@ajasolutions.co.uk - +49 179 8759154

Maria Luiza Abbott (London) – cuca@ajasolutions.co.uk - +44 772 0297199

 

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Apr 26, 2017

BRASKEM MAKES PROGRESS IN INTELLIGENT PACKAGING RESEARCH


New technology allows packaging to change colour to alert consumer when product is unfit for consumption

We may soon be able to stop worrying about the risk of using products in an inappropriate state for consumption. A technology which permits packaging to communicate with the consumer, the so-called “intelligent packaging,” is being researched by Braskem, the biggest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, in partnership with Clemson University in the US and Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS). The technology will be presented by Braskem at Interpack 2017, Hall 9 - G15.

Intelligent packaging uses specific indicators to demonstrate the state of conservation of its contents, emitting an external alert. The packaging will change colour to warn the consumer if the product is unfit for consumption. This technology can be used for perishable product packaging in various sectors.

In research conducted with poultry, meat and fish, for example, pH alterations determine a packaging colour change. Patrick Teyssonneyre, Braskem’s global director for Technology and Innovation, maintains that a product’s entire value chain can benefit from this technology. “This gives consumers greater quality assurance on the products they take home, and, at the same time, allows companies to control product integrity after manufacture, either during transport or at the point of sale,” he points out.

Braskem began researching intelligent packaging in 2013, concluded Proof of Concept trials in 2015, and produced the first prototypes in 2016. It currently has available capacity for further development of studies in this area with interested sectors. “Intelligent packaging needs to be customized for specific segments: this means it may be a few more years before it appears on supermarket shelves,” explains Teyssonneyre.

How does intelligent packaging work?

- Chemical substances able to react to specific indicators of product damage are added to the thermoplastic resin used in the packaging.

- When product integrity suffers any type of alteration, the packaging changes colour to alert the consumer.


Braskem at Interpack, Hall 9 G15


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About Braskem

Braskem is the largest thermoplastic resin producer in the Americas, with annual production volume of over 20 million tons, which includes other chemicals and basic petrochemicals, and annual revenue of R$54 billion. Driven by its purpose of improving people’s lives and creating sustainable solutions in chemicals and plastics, Braskem operates in more than 70 countries, has around 8,000 Team Members and operates 40 industrial units in Brazil, the United States, Germany and Mexico, the latter in partnership with the Mexican company Idesa.

http://www.braskem.com.br/home-en

For more information, please contact:

AJA Media Solutions

Marcio Damasceno (Berlín) – damasceno@ajasolutions.co.uk - +49 179 8759154

Maria Luiza Abbott (London) – cuca@ajasolutions.co.uk - +44 772 0297199

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Apr 21, 2017

BRASKEM PRESENTS INTELLIGENT PACKAGING SOLUTIONS AT INTERPACK 2017


The Company showcases innovations and reaffirms its commitment to an intelligent packaging future

Braskem, the largest thermoplastic resins producer in the Americas, will take part in Interpack, in Düsseldorf, Germany, from May 4 to 10, at stand G15 (Hall 9). At the event, the company will present new applications for its I’m green™ Green Plastic packaging, including coffee packaging for The Netherlands’ Peeze as well as packaging for the personal care segment, for Germany’s Speick and Italy’s L’Erbolario. It will also show Braskem Amppleo, a polypropylene resin developed for the production of high performance foams, and display research work and advances made in intelligent packaging technology.

I’m green™ Green Polyethylene is produced from sugar cane, a renewable source, and contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, as it captures carbonic gas during its productive process. A recent update of a Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) study on Green Plastic from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research GmbH (IFEU), focusing on the agricultural phase, points to process improvements and a reduction in environmental impact. This has allowed a higher level of carbon capture to be registered compared to previously measured results.

“Our Green Plastic is the result of a research and development study involving a variety of people and investment of around US$ 300 million. This biopolymer is currently exported to Europe, the US, Asia, Africa and South America and is used in more than 150 brands worldwide. For Braskem, taking part in the world’s foremost packaging fair is an opportunity to reinforce our global presence,” affirms Gustavo Sergi, head of Renewal Chemicals Business at Braskem.

High technology resin for foam production

Braskem will showcase Amppleo, a high-melt-strength polypropylene resin, during Interpack 2017. This HMS-PP resin has been developed for versatile and high-performance foam applications in the packaging, automotive and industrial markets.

The resin can withstand temperatures of up to 130°C without deforming and enables the production of foams for a wide range of applications within a broad density range, from 30 to 300 kilograms per cubic meter. It enables products to be made with a lighter weight than those made using other materials and offers excellent thermal and acoustic insulation. The material is also 100% recyclable.

Research into intelligent packaging

Another of the fair’s highlights will be Braskem’s advances in research into intelligent packaging, which can inform the consumer, via colour changes, of the quality and state of conservation of various products, from food to cosmetics. Braskem is developing this technology in partnership with the USA’s Clemson University and Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS).

Partnerships which promote innovation

Also available on Braskem’s stand at Interpack will be:

- Polypropylene Cups produced in partnership with packaging company Gizeh, and Green Plastic produced in partnership with Finnish company Stora Enso.

- Information on a partnership between Braskem and Made In Space - a US company which is a leader in the development of 3D printers for NASA - for the supply of Green Plastic for the manufacture of tools and parts for the International Space Station (ISS).

- The coffee served on the stand is produced by Peeze, the only coffee processor in The Netherlands to supply coffee which is 100% certified, and which uses packaging made with I’m green™ Green Plastic. This sustainable packaging has resulted from a partnership announced between the companies in October 2016 and which has allowed Peeze to significantly reduce its carbon footprint: for each kilo of Green Polyethylene used to package its coffee, more than 4.5 kg of CO2 are captured from the atmosphere.

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Braskem at Interpack, Hall 9 G15

About Braskem

Braskem is the largest thermoplastic resin producer in the Americas, with annual production volume of over 20 million tons, which includes other chemicals and basic petrochemicals, and annual revenue of R$54 billion. Driven by its purpose of improving people’s lives and creating sustainable solutions in chemicals and plastics, Braskem operates in more than 70 countries, has around 8,000 Team Members and operates 40 industrial units in Brazil, the United States, Germany and Mexico, the latter in partnership with the Mexican company Idesa.

www.braskem.com.br/home-en


For more information, please contact:

AJA Media Solutions

Marcio Damasceno (Berlín) – damasceno@ajasolutions.co.uk - +49 179 8759154
Maria Luiza Abbott (London) – cuca@ajasolutions.co.uk - +44 772 0297199

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Created in August 2002 by the integration of six companies from Odebrecht Group and the Mariani Group, Braskem is currently the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, the world leader in the production of biopolymer and the largest producer of polypropylene in the United States. Its production focuses on polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polyvinylchloride (PVC) resins, in addition to basic chemical inputs such as ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, toluene, chlorine, soda, and solvents, among others. Together, they make up one of the most comprehensive portfolios in the industry by also including the green polyethylene produced from the sugarcane ethanol, from 100% renewable sources.

Braskem is part of the chemical and petrochemical industry, which has a significant share in several supply chains and is essential for economic development. In this context, chemistry and plastics contribute to creating sustainable solutions to improve the lives of people in sectors such as housing, food, and mobility.

Business model
Braskem is the only integrated petrochemical company for the first and second generation of thermoplastic resins in Brazil. This translates into competitive advantages, such as production scale and operational efficiency.

The first generation produces basic petrochemicals such as ethylene and propylene from naphtha, natural gas, and ethane. These compounds are crucial to the second generation, which involves the production of thermoplastic resins (PE, PP, and PVC), later used by the third-generation processors.

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Target groups
  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Industrial goods
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)