Braskem S.A.

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

Telephone +55 11 35769999
Fax +55 11 35769073
braskem@braskem.com

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  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 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 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

 

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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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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)