Press Release
Braskem and Evergreen Packaging Partner to Introduce New Fully Renewable Cup Stock with Bio-based Polyethylene

Evergreen Packaging® has recently announced the introduction of a fully renewable polyethylene cup stock. This product, which was developed for both hot and cold applications, reflects Evergreen Packaging's continued commitment to the use of renewable resources and reinforces the company's expertise in custom co-extrusion barrier technology.

"Sustainable packaging is at the heart of what we do at Evergreen Packaging and developing this product with renewable polyethylene offers customers a unique, innovative cup stock," said Evergreen Packaging Director of Sustainability Derric Brown.

Cup stock is a fiber-based (paperboard) product. Evergreen Packaging is a major supplier of cup stock to companies that convert it into cold cups (soft drinks and other cold beverages) and hot cups (coffee and other hot beverages). The company is focused on developing innovative fiber-based products to meet the business goals of customer and sustainability preferences of consumers. "Our new cup stock reflects the company's commitment to supporting our customer's business goals," said Evergreen Packaging Managing Director of Global Board Sales Chris Johns. "It runs dependably and seamlessly like other forms of polyethylene coated stock. This allows our customers to offer a fully renewable cup without any change to their existing manufacturing process."

In addition, Evergreen Packaging creates products that are designed to meet consumer desires for environmentally responsible products, including cup stock with post-consumer recycled content (PCR). Evergreen Packaging is also committed to providing products that utilize renewable resources. The company converts trees, a renewable material, into paper and paperboard. The new cup stock uses sugarcane-based polyethylene supplied by Braskem. Combining renewable paperboard with a renewable sugarcane-based polyethylene coating offers customers a unique, innovative, fully renewable cup stock option.

About Evergreen Packaging®

Evergreen Packaging is a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions customized to deliver product freshness and brand distinction. Evergreen Packaging makes and supplies paper and paperboard products globally with manufacturing facilities in the US, Asia, Central America and the Middle East/North Africa. Evergreen Packaging is the number one supplier of liquid packaging board in the world. All of the fiber used in Evergreen Packaging products comes from forests in the US where responsible forestry practices are used and where overall growth exceeds harvest. For more details on Evergreen Packaging and additional sustainable products, visit www.evergreenpackaging.com.

Evergreen's Press Office:
Jordan Crump: 901.260.4230 | [email protected]
Erin Reynolds: 901.821.2247 | [email protected]

About Braskem

Braskem is one of the world's leading plastics and chemical companies with 40 industrial plants in Brazil, the United States, Germany, and Mexico - the company's newest industrial complex is a joint venture with Idesa, which represents a $5.2 billion investment. Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the leading producer of biopolymers in the world, creating more environmental-friendly, intelligent and sustainable solutions through chemicals and plastics. Known for innovative solutions such as I'm green PolyethyleneT made from renewable sugarcane and UTEC®, the company's own trademarked Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene for high-performance applications, Braskem's products and technologies enable the automotive, packaging, healthcare, and construction industries to produce goods that enhance quality of life for people around the world. Braskem America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with five production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, and an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh. For more information, visit www.braskem.com.

Braskem's Press Office:

Stacy Torpey: 215 841 3194 | [email protected]

Cinthia Vargas: 346 229 2794 | [email protected]

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