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Braskem, the Brazilian biopolymers producer, and Thai petrochemicals company SCG Chemicals plan to jointly build a plant in Thailand to produce 200kt bio-PE per year. To this end, they have signed a joint venture agreement to set up the Braskem Siam Company Limited.
Editorial office / Rotterdam

The biobased polyethylene marketed under Braskem’s brand name I’m green™ is made by dehydration of ethanol from sugarcane. This sustainably sourced, renewable raw material replaces traditional petroleum-based raw materials. It drastically reduces the carbon footprint of plastic production.

I’m green biobased polyethylene is used in various products, including food and beverage packaging, personal and household care products, toys, household items and plastic bags. Like regular polyethylene, it can be mechanically or chemically recycled.

“The collaboration with SCG Chemicals contributes to our commitment to produce one million tonnes of green products by 2030,” said Roberto Bischoff, CEO of Braskem.

The cooperation between Braskem and SCGC is subject to competition authority approval and a final investment decision by the partners.

For more information, visit Braskem’s website

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