4 Juni 2012

Braskem forms partnership with Tecnaro to supply green plastic for use in its solutions

The supply agreement signed by the companies will expand the portfolio of Green PE applications

TECNARO, which specializes in biocompounds, signed a contract with Braskem, the world’s leading biopolymer producer, for a new line of Green PE applications. TECNARO GmbH will produce compounds using Braskem’s Green PE, a biopolymer made from sugarcane ethanol, in its special series called ARBOBLEND, which is a biopolymer compound that can be processed, depending on the formula, by injection molding, extrusion (film) or thermoforming.

“The goal of this partnership is to develop applications that are still largely unexplored, which will expand the portfolio of products made with Green PE,” said Claudia Cappra, renewable chemicals sales manager at Braskem.

TECNARO was chosen by Braskem to expand the penetration of its biopolymer in the Europen market through a line of products made from renewable resources. “We are very satisfied with our partnership with Braskem, which will allow us to take another important step forward in exploring opportunities in Brazilian and European markets,” said Lars Ziegler, head of F&E at TECNARO GmbH.

The partnership reaffirms TECNARO GmbH’s long-term connection with Brazil. Since 2001, TECNARO has maintained a representative office in São Paulo. Through select Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) entered into since 2005, and the sponsorship of the project Sequa gGmbH and the research institute at SENAI CIMATEC, it also developed and administered a comprehensive training program on the use of renewable resources in the plastics industry. TECNARO also develops new materials that help raise awareness on biopolymers in Brazil.

TECNARO is an innovative company that works with renewable resources to develop, produce and market biopolymers and biocompounds worldwide through the Albis Plastics GmbH sales network. TECNARO is a global leader in biocompounds and biomixtures. In addition to its ARBOFORM, ARBOBLEND and ARBOFILL biomaterials created years ago, it develops customized solutions as well as large-scale production. TECNARO received various awards for sustainability practices, innovation and as a supplier. More recently, the CEOs and founders of TECNARO GmbH, Jürgen Pfitzer and Helmut Nägele, received the European Inventor Award in 2010 and the Diesel medal in November 2011.

Source: Braskem, press release, 2012-06-04.


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