Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem has secured a contract to provide its green plastic (Green PE), a biopolymer material made from sugarcane ethanol, to Tecnaro.
Under the contract, Tecnaro will utilise Braskem's Green PE to produce green compounds in its special series called Arboblend, a biopolymer compound which can be processed by injection moulding, extrusion (film) or thermoforming.
Claudia Cappra, Braskem renewable chemicals sales manager, said the goal of the partnership would be to develop applications that are still largely unexplored and will expand the portfolio of products made with Green PE.
Tecnaro was chosen by Braskem to expand the penetration of its biopolymer in the European market through a line of products made from renewable resources.
Lars Ziegler, Tecnaro F&E head, commenting on the cooperation said: "We are very satisfied with our partnership with Braskem, which will allow us to take another important step forward in exploring opportunities in Brazilian and European markets."
Tecnaro develops, produces and sells biopolymers and biocompounds, while Braskem produces benzene, butadiene, toluene, xylene and isoprene and supplies ethylene and propylene.
Under a previous deal, Braskem has supplied its Green PE to Procter & Gamble, which used it for its cosmetics lines including Pantene, Max Factor and Cover Girl packaging.
Image: At its plants in Brazil, Braskem produces its green plastic, a biopolymer material made from sugarcane ethanol. Photo courtesy of: Braskem.