Braskem America Inc.

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Philadelphia, PA 19103 US

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FlexBlow’s new Beauty series two-stage stretch-blow machines offer quick changeovers and “zero-scratch” handling of preforms for cosmetic containers.

K 2019 Preview: Blow Molding Exhibits Focus on Recycling & PET
Spotty information from blow molding machinery exhibitors indicates that the “Circular Economy” will be a recurrent theme and that PET processing will predominate.

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Braskem, Kautex, Erema Partner to Showcase Circular Economy in Action at K2019
Live demos include the production of three-layer HDPE bottles with a foamed middle layer, made with bioplastics and PCR, as well as recycling the bottles on-site during K.  

Eastman Launches Chemical Recycling Innovation for Complex Plastic Waste
Eastman’s ‘carbon renewal technology’ can recycle difficult to recycle plastic waste such as flexible packaging and films.

Braskem America in New U.S. Distribution Partnership with PolyQuest for PP
Partnership leverages PolyQuest’s resin portfolio expansion and Braskem’s position as the largest PP producer in the Americas.

Braskem Moves Closer to Developing 'Green' PET
With Danish technology partner, Braskem has started up renewable MEG demonstration unit. 

Braskem Pursues Studies in Chemical Recycling
Actions of Braskem and partners will promote the reuse of post-consumer plastics by manufacturers. 

Braskem to Research Chemical Recycling
Actions will promote the reuse of post-consumer plastics by manufacturers.

Italian machine builder Macchi ran this 5-layer line to make all-PE film for easily recyclable stand-up pouches

Hot Half-Dozen Applications Driving Developments in PE
Sustainability, consumer convenience, and evolving e-commerce packaging are driving new advances in polyethylene. 

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Specialty Materials for Enhanced PE Recyclate
At least three major PE suppliers are targeting PE post-consumer recyclate with specialty materials and technologies that target high-value reuse.

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Philadelphia Eagles, Braskem Team Up For Plastics Recycling
Braskem enters into a nine-year sustainability-focused partnership with the Eagles.

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Braskem's 'I'm Green PE' Adopted by UNITED CAPS
Major caps & closures manufacturer to initially bring to market two standard closures made of the bioplastic.

Neste IKEA renewable PE PP

Biobased PP and PE Result from Neste and IKEA Collaboration
Commercial-scale pilot plant slated for startup before year’s end.

Husky color faded pet bottles NPE2018

News Highlights from NPE2018
Developments in Industry 4.0, multi-layer preform molding, automation, LSR processing, and PP were among the major newsbreakers at May’s show. And one film processor finalized purchases of 13 new lines.

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Braskem Celebrates 30th Birthday of Spheripol PP Process
Potential acquisition by LBI  would bring the technology back to its original home.

LyondellBasell in Early Discussions on Braskem Acquisition
Braskem confirms potential acquisition is under consideration in joint statement.

Braskem’s Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh.

Focus on Renewable Chemicals Expands for Braskem
After 'green PE', Braskem's next major use of a renewable chemical is 'green' MEG—a key component of PET resins.

Braskem Leafgro Green PE bioplastic

“Green PE” Used for Carbon Negative Composted Leaf Package
Braskem and Trinity Packaging partner up to help Maryland county improve their composting program through packaging alternative.

Nova Chemicals Charter NEX PE pouch

Resin Supply/Demand & Sustainability Were Key Themes at Global Plastics Summit
Speakers at fifth annual summit deem sustainability crucial to growth in packaging while forecasting trends in key materials.

Eco-Friendly Toys Nab Environmental Award
A nearly 100% biobased line of toys being molded for John Deere recently won the Bio-based Product of the Year Award, presented in September at the Bio-Based Live conference in San Diego.

Braskem Green PE

First Biobased PE for Rotomolding
A. Schulman launches first biobased PE rotomolding compound.

Braskem Green PET

Braskem Aims for ‘Green’ PET
Through a new partnership, the company seeks biobased production of a key raw material—MEG—in a cost-effective way.

Product Categories of Braskem America Inc.

Ethylene Copolymers and Alloys - Other
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
HDPE
LDPE
LLDPE
MDPE
Polypropylene (including Copolymers)
PVC--Copolymer Resins
UHMW PE