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30.01.2018

Karina Plásticos Starts Using Green Plastic in Its Product Portfolio

Karina Plásticos Starts Using Green Plastic in Its Product Portfolio

Through a new partnership with Braskem, Karina Plásticos adds another product in its portfolio with Green Polyethylene  I'm greenT for the wire and cable market. As an innovative company, Karina supports sustainability and renewable chemistry in the industry by choosing Green Polyethylene as its raw material, produced from sugarcane and 100% recyclable. 

The products of the "Karintox Eco" line are already available in the market and can be identified by consumers, by means of the "I'm greenT" seal. A seal is the identification for products made with Braskem's Green Plastic. 

During its production cycle, Green Plastics captures and fixes 3.09 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere for each ton of resin produced, helping reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. In addition, the resin of renewable origin retains all the technical and mechanical properties of the conventional plastic, with a fossil origin, which allows its use and recycling in the current structures. 

"This partnership proves once again that the Brazilian industry and its customers are interested in innovative solutions that are even more sustainable and that add value to the end product. This new partnership with Karina shows that we are prepared to serve them with a broad portfolio", says Gustavo Sergi, director of Renewable Chemicals at Braskem. 

With a global, human-oriented vision of the future, Braskem's 8,000 members strive every day to improve people's lives by creating sustainable chemical and plastic solutions. It is the largest resin producer in the Americas, with an annual production of 20 million tons, including basic chemicals and petrochemicals, and revenues of R$ 55 billion in 2016. It exports to customers in approximately 100 countries and operates 41 industrial units located in Brazil, USA, Germany and Mexico, the latter in partnership with Mexican Idesa. 

The I'm greenT Green Polyethylene is made from the ethane obtained from sugarcane. Its great differential is to contribute to the reduction of the emission of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, as it captures carbon dioxide during its production process. It also has the same features of traditional polyethylene, that is, it does not require adaptations of machinery and is 100% recyclable. Braskem's Green Plastic plant has a production capacity of 200 thousand tons per year. 

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