Düsseldorf/Frankfurt am Main/São Paulo, May 8th, 2014. Since January 1st 2014 Braskem Europe is providing a new set of PP products for specific target application areas. The change in product portfolio shows the commitment of Braskem towards the industry seeking for improved product properties combined with market requirements in all PP product families. Below are highlights for these key segments marketed under the brand “I’m greenTM”, Green Plastic is a polyethylene made from sugarcane ethanol, a 100% renewable material, and is present in the products of some of the leading brands in the food, beverage, cosmetics, personal care and home care industries. Its use demonstrates design innovation, a focus on product lifecycles and concrete actions toward sustainable development.
Thin Wall Packaging
Optimized stiffness/impact balance at very high MFR rates to support sustainability targets that include weight reduction of Injection Moulding applications and reduce energy consumption during processing.
New development product with enhanced stiffness and excellent transparency for efficient and high quality thermoforming applications
Caps & Closures
New product portfolio in relevant product families to match the needs for these applications in terms of organoleptic properties, optical appearance and efficient processing behavior.
Wide MFR range of products available to match market needs and demonstrate excellent taste & odor properties.
Excellent processability combined with superior optical properties.
New grades to support growing interest for transparent bottles in differentiated packaging applications.
INSPiRE 355 for Extrusion Blow Moulding
RSP100NA for Injection Blow Moulding
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Incorporated in August 2002, today Braskem is the leading producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the leading producer of polypropylene in the U.S. market. It has 36 industrial plants in Brazil, the United States and Germany. Braskem operates in the first-generation segment of the petrochemical industry producing basic raw materials and in second-generation segment producing thermoplastic resins. Its portfolio also includes a unique line of renewable polyethylene products made from sugarcane. Reflecting its constant creation and innovation, Braskem was the only Brazilian company included in the list of the 50 most innovative companies in 2014 published by U.S. magazine Fast Company, in which it ranked 41st.
Braskem’s growth strategy is based on strengthening Brazil's plastics production chain; expanding internationally by acquiring assets and prospecting new opportunities, especially for diversifying its feedstock mix; improving its competitiveness; technological innovation and automation; all while upholding its commitment to foster sustainable development. In 2013, Braskem recorded gross revenue of R$41 billion, net income of R$507 million and EBITDA of R$4.8 billion.
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