Tecnaro will produce compounds using Brazilian-based Braskem’s green polyethylene (PE), a biopolymer made from sugarcane ethanol.
The ‘Arboblend’ series is a biopolymer compound that can be processed by injection molding, extrusion (film) or thermoforming.
Tecnaro was chosen to expand the penetration of the biopolymer in the European market through a line of products made from renewable resources, said Braskem.
“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.
Lars Ziegler, head of research and development at Tecnaro, said: “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.”