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Braskem plans investment of USD100 mln in green PP plant

May 11/2012

(plastemart) -- Braskem has confirmed plans for a USD100 mln expansion in Brazil in a move that will ramp up the companys efforts to curb its environmental footprint. Braskem, the worlds first producer of green plastic produced from 100% sugar cane derivatives, plans to fund a new plant to produce 30,000 tpa of polypropylene, dubbed Green PP, from ethanol.

The new plant will be built adjacent to Braskem's existing 200 tpa green PE facility, at its 60 km sq site in Rio Grande de Sul, and is expected to be completed in 2013.

Currently, green PE is available at a premium of about 20% compared to conventional PE, but reduces the carbon impact by 2.3 kilo tons of CO2 per ton, vs gas or naphtha based PE.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PE, Braskem.
Category:General News
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