Technology, innovation and sustainability. Green PE is the result of this combination.
After years dedicated to research and development, Braskem's green ethylene plant was commissioned in September 2010. This marked the beginning of I'm greenTM Polyethylene production on a commercial scale, securing the company's global leadership position in bioplastics. The plant has received an investment of $290 million and has annual production capacity of 200,000 tons of I'm greenTM Polyethylene.
I'm greenTM Polyethylene is a plastic produced from ethanol sugarcane, a renewable raw material, while the traditional polyethylene uses fossil sourced raw materials such as oil or natural gas. For this reason I'm greenTM Polyethylene captures and fixes CO2 from the atmosphere during its production, helping to reduce greenhouse gases emission.
Also, the care with sustainability is present in the relationship with Braskem ethanol suppliers. Since the planting of sugarcane to the production of ethanol, suppliers must meet the principles of sustainable development present in the "Code of Conduct for Ethanol Suppliers " developed and implemented by Braskem, which covers aspects such as respect for biodiversity and good environmental practices.
I'm greenTM Polyethylene retains the same properties, performance and application versatility of polyethylene from fossil origin - which facilitates immediate use in the plastics production chain. For the same reason, it also can be recycled within the same chain of recycling traditional polyethylene.
There are currently available in the product portfolio the following families of I'm greenTM Polyethylene: high density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) covering rigid packaging applications, flexible, caps and closures, bags, among other . Starting in January 2014, the low density polyehtylene (LDPE) family is also part of the product portfolio, covering additional applications of packaging and films.
Currently, Braskem provides I'm greenTM Polyethylene from renewable source to various partners in Brazil and in the world, operating in various industry segments. Learn More.
Since the beginning of its trajectory, Braskem and its partners have been recognized and won awards from prestigious laboratories and institutions due to I'm greenTM Polyethylene contribution with the development of the renewable products market, and due to innovation and environmental preservation.Learn more