Braskem

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Braskem

Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, the world’s leading biopolymers producer – manufacturing green polyethylene from sugarcane ethanol –, and the largest producer of polypropylene in the United States. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Braskem America has five production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and a state of-the-art Innovation & Technology Center in Pittsburgh. Being the pioneer in the development of polyethylene made from sugar cane ethanol, a 100% renewable raw material, Braskem is committed to sustainability through innovation.

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Braskem plans initiatives to promote the Circular Economy
Braskem plans initiatives to promote the Circular Economy

4 months ago - Braskem, the Americas’ largest resin producer and the world’s leading biopolymer producer, has defined a series of global initiatives to boost the Circular Economy in the production chain of manufactured plastic goods. “We are firmly committed to the goal of helping to transform the linear economy into a Circular Economy, effectively demonstrating our commitment to sustainable development,” said Fernando Musa, Braskem’s CEO. “By establishing a series of global initiatives, engaging in voluntary commitments and expressing publicly its global positioning for the Circular Economy, Braskem is inviting clients, its partners in the value chain, its Team Members and society in general to intensify their joint quest for innovative and sustainable solutions using plastic.”

Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic
Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic

5 months ago - Brazilian chemicals company Braskem, producers of I’m green™ – a bio-based polyethylene made from sugarcane – has had its negative carbon footprint credentials strengthened thanks to an independent review by the Carbon Trust. In a new report comparing I’m green™ with fossil-based equivalents, the Carbon Trust has endorsed the methodology used by Braskem to support claims that for every tonne of I’m green™ produced, the equivalent of around 3 tonnes of CO2 are locked away by the sugarcane, which provides the main raw material for its manufacture. This means Braskem’s bio-based plastic is effectively carbon-negative.

Philadelphia Eagles and Braskem Launch New Sustainability Partnership
Philadelphia Eagles and Braskem Launch New Sustainability Partnership

6 months ago - The Philadelphia Eagles are pleased to announce that Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5, and BRKM6;NYSE : BAK ; LATIBEX: XBRK), the world's leading biopolymer producer and the largest polypropylene producer in the Americas, will join the organization as a partner in recycling. Braskem enters into a nine-year sustainability-focused partnership with the Eagles, building on the team's long-standing commitment to environmental and community development programs. Bottle caps being recycled at R.J Evercrest Polymers, Inc.

Only Natural Pet Advances Sustainable Packaging Initiative with Braskem’s Sugarcane Based I’m greenTM Biopolymer
Only Natural Pet Advances Sustainable Packaging Initiative with Braskem’s Sugarcane Based I’m greenTM Biopolymer

6 months ago - Philadelphia, PA & Boulder, CO – August 29, 2018 - Braskem (BM&FBOVESPA: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the largest thermoplastics polyolefins producer in the Americas and the leading producer of biopolymers in the world, and Only Natural Pet, America’s leading brand of natural pet supplies, together announced a new sustainable pet food packaging initiative utilizing Braskem’s sugarcane based I’m greenTM biopolymer. Only Natural Pet is integrating at least 30% bioplastic packaging material into every bag of its recently launched line of Mindful Meals dry dog food, directly supporting Only Natural Pet’s ongoing commitments to environmental sustainability and carbon reduction.

Braskem launches new renewable resin in Allbirds shoes
Braskem launches new renewable resin in Allbirds shoes

7 months ago - Braskem launches new renewable resin in Allbirds shoes Made from sugarcane, the new product is the first with its characteristics to be made from a renewable resource and should supply the footwear, automotive, flexible packaging industries, as well as others

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Braskem launches new recycled resin concept at Sustainable Brands
Braskem launches new recycled resin concept at Sustainable Brands

9 months ago - The Vancouver edition of the international event will be held on June 4-7 São Paulo, June 4, 2018 – During this first week of June, Braskem is participating in the Vancouver edition of Sustainable Brands, one of the most important events in the sustainability calendar, as a sponsor and key presenter and exhibitor at the Good Materials & Packaging Pavilion. The company will take the opportunity of the trade fair to showcase its latest concept in recycled plastic resins.

The 100% recyclable biopolymer will be used in the Nutrella Viva loaves packaging
The 100% recyclable biopolymer will be used in the Nutrella Viva loaves packaging

9 months ago - The 100% recyclable biopolymer will be used in the packaging of the new line of loaves with germinated grains that follow the Clean Label movement Braskem, the largest producer of biopolymers in the world, is now supplying the Green Plastic I'm greenTM to Nutrella, a brand of special loaves from the Bimbo Group - a world leader in bread making. The raw material is used in the Nutrella Viva loaves line, produced with germinated grain flours and following the Clean Label concept.

Sustainable Brands Gathers Global Brand Innovation Leaders at SB’18 Vancouver
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Scotts® Turf Builder® with Root-Trients™ Raises the Bar in Lawn and Garden Sustainability with Braskem’s Bio-Based I’m green™ Polyethylene Packaging
Scotts® Turf Builder® with Root-Trients™ Raises the Bar in Lawn and Garden Sustainability with Braskem’s Bio-Based I’m green™ Polyethylene Packaging

9 months ago - Philadelphia, PA – May 29, 2018 – Braskem (BM&FBOVESPA: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the largest thermoplastic polyolefins producer in the Americas and the leading producer of biopolymers in the world, and Scotts Canada, Canada’s leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden as well as hydroponic growing products, today announced the launch of the new Scotts® Turf Builder® with Root-Trients™ product packaging that utilizes Braskem’s I’m green™ polyethylene (PE) biopolymer. Scotts and Braskem partnered with Peel Plastic Products Ltd. (“Peel Plastics”), to develop this new, more sustainable packaging.

Neutrox begins to use Green Plastic in its packaging as a sustainability initiative
Neutrox begins to use Green Plastic in its packaging as a sustainability initiative

10 months ago - Neutrox, a brand specializing in hair moisturization, believes that good things in life, such as practicing outdoor sports or being in touch with nature, deserve to be valued more and more. Proof of this is the fact that the brand is one of the sponsors of women's surfing, which depends directly on nature, becoming increasingly aware and concerned about sustainability and preservation of the environment. Therefore, the brand has decided to renew its packaging, beginning to produce them with Braskem's I'm GreenT Green Plastic, the first polyethylene from renewable origin to be produced on an industrial scale in the world.

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U.S. Plastics Producers Aim to Recycle or Recover 100% of Plastic Packaging by 2040
U.S. Plastics Producers Aim to Recycle or Recover 100% of Plastic Packaging by 2040

10 months ago - Three new goals to enhance the circular economy for plastics and reduce packaging waste have been announced by leading U.S. plastic producers including BASF, Dow, DuPont and Braskem.

Braskem Inspires Environmental Sustainability and Community Engagement with Mural Arts Philadelphia Partnership and Closed Loop Plastic Recycling
Braskem Inspires Environmental Sustainability and Community Engagement with Mural Arts Philadelphia Partnership and Closed Loop Plastic Recycling

10 months ago - Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the largest thermoplastics resins producer in the Americas and the worldwide leader in bio-polymers, announced today a new "closed-loop" plastic recycling partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia. Together, Braskem and Mural Arts Philadelphia will transform plastic supplies used every day in the mural-making process to resins and then convert into new plastic products such as new buckets to be used by artists and constituents.

Braskem begins operation in Boston to strengthen its Renewable Chemicals strategy
Braskem begins operation in Boston to strengthen its Renewable Chemicals strategy

11 months ago - Braskem, the largest thermoplastics resins producer in the Americas and the worldwide leader in bio-polymers, announced today 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 scouting for key strategic partnerships.

Braskem, Embalixo and Pão de Açúcar join forces to produce garbage bags with recycled material
Braskem, Embalixo and Pão de Açúcar join forces to produce garbage bags with recycled material

11 months ago - Braskem and Embalixo, Brazil's leader in the production of waste bags, in partnership with Pão de Açúcar, one of the leading retailers and pioneers in the collection of post-consumer materials, will be producing new garbage bags using plastic materials discarded by customers at the Pão de Açúcar Recycling Stations Unilever and industrial sacks previously used by Braskem in the delivery of its resins. The partnership is part of the Wecycle platform, created by the petrochemical company for the utilization plastic waste in the production chain.

Braskem and Condor develop paint kit with post-consumer plastic
Braskem and Condor develop paint kit with post-consumer plastic

11 months ago - In order to promote initiatives for the recycling of plastic waste through its Wecycle platform, Braskem has joined Condor, a manufacturer of materials for real estate painting and other products, to develop the "Special Sustainable Kit" for paintings, using post-consumer plastic. This is the first product deriving from the reuse of plastic packaging of printing and road marking paints. Indicated for wall paints, smooth surfaces and finishes, the kit consists of a tray, a brush, two paint rollers, and a holder for fixing them.

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Braskem to supply green plastic to the LEGO Group
Braskem to supply green plastic to the LEGO Group

1 year ago - Braskem, the world's largest biopolymer producer, will supply the LEGO Group with its I'm greenT polyethylene, a globally certified plastic made from sugarcane. Already in 2018, Green Plastic will be used in the 'botanical' elements range, such as trees, bushes and leaves of the Danish company known worldwide for its building bricks.

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