expands its circular polymer portfolio to include two new polypropylene (PP) grades with post-consumer recycled (PCR) content.
Grades for Food Contact Applications
Braskem's new PCR polypropylene grades can be used in a wide range of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food contact applications
where PP is used today, including consumer packaging, caps and closures, housewares, and a wide range of thermoforming applications.
Geoffrey Inch, Braskem North America sustainability director, commented on the product launch, "Today's announcement is another milestone in Braskem's journey to a carbon neutral circular economy, and reinforces our commitment to polypropylene as the PP leader in North America. Not only will Braskem's new PCR polypropylene grades help our clients meet their commitments for recycled content in FDA food-contact markets, where PCR solutions are limited today, these developments will also keep us on track to reach our goals of providing 300,000 tons of thermoplastic resins and chemicals with recycled content by 2025 and one million tons of thermoplastic resins and chemicals with recycled content by 2030."
Thermoforming Grade with 25% PCR Content
Braskem's thermoforming grade contains 25% post-consumer recycled content
and meets the requirements for certain FDA food contact applications, including high temperature packaging. This grade is best suited for thermoforming applications which can be utilized for a variety of applications including food retail and food service trays, coffee lids and several other packaging products.
Braskem's C&C grade contains 25% post-consumer recycled content and meets the requirements for certain FDA food contact applications. This grade is best suited for injection molded caps and closures in segments such as food and beverage, health, hygiene, and cosmetics.
Braskem's Polypropylene Product RangeSource: Braskem