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Solegear to Produce Recycling Containers Using Braskem’s I’m Green™ Polyethylene

Published on 2017-03-10. Author : SpecialChem

Recycling Container
Recycling Container

VANCOUVER, BC -- Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. and Braskem has recently announced a 3-year partnership in which Solegear will utilize Braskem’s I’m green™ Polyethylene to produce and distribute a series of household recycling containers under its good natured™ brand.

Building Momentum to Drive Adoption of Bioplastics

Paul Antoniadis, CEO of Solegear, said:
“Solegear continues its strong partnership development, building momentum to drive adoption of bioplastics in the marketplace. This latest partnership illustrates our team’s commitment to seek out the best bio-based ingredients for each application and then create finished bioplastic products and packaging that are being demanded by today’s environmentally conscious consumers.”

Braskem’s I’m green™ PE

Bioplastic Product Portfolio
• Braskem developed its I’m green™ material from Brazilian sugarcane – a renewable and sustainable resource – to be a drop-in biopolymer substitute to conventional polyethylene.
• Cultivation of sugarcane utilizes carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, which gives the material a negative carbon footprint.
• Braskem’s analysis has confirmed the environmental impact of using 1 ton of green PE is the equivalent of capturing 2.78 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere from a cradle to gate perspective.

Gustavo Sergi, responsible for Braskem’s Renewable Chemicals team, said:
“This partnership has strategic value for Braskem. It will provide us access to new markets and strengthen the company’s growth in North America.”

About Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc.

Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. is an innovator in the field of next generation bioplastics made from annually renewable plant-based sources. Committed to the principles of Green Chemistry, Solegear is driven by its mission to create healthier, safer and stronger communities by fundamentally changing the way plastics are made.

Solegear’s products and packaging are designed to meet today’s social and corporate requirements to lower carbon emissions, reduce waste and remove toxicity typically associated with traditional petroleum-based plastics. Together with its partners, Solegear custom engineers, produces and distributes its high-performance bioplastics as resin, sheets and finished goods with some of the highest percentages of renewable, plant-based materials currently available in the industry.

About Braskem

Braskem is one of the world’s leading plastics and chemical companies with 41 industrial plants in Brazil, the United States, Germany and Mexico.

Braskem is one of the largest producers of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and among the leading producers 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 Polyethylene™ 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 one the leading producers of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh.

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Source: Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc.
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