Braskem

High-quality Standards and Excellent Performance Characteristics

By 2030, Braskem is committed to diverting 1.5 million tons of plastic waste away from incineration, landfill, or the environment. To do so, Braskem has established an expansive portfolio of sustainable options, including readily available PCR PP & PCR PE solutions. They are a leader in mechanical recycling, both blended PCR solutions and 100% PCR solutions, some of which can be used in a wide range of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) food contact applications.

 

Why Wenew Recycled Polyethylene (PE)

Why Wenew Recycled Polyethylene (PE)

Wenew Recycled Polyethylene (PE), produced by Braskem, offers a sustainable alternative for various applications. Its use promotes environmental sustainability by diverting plastic waste from landfills and reducing the carbon footprint associated with plastic production. Additionally, it aligns with consumer preferences for eco-friendly products and helps companies meet regulatory requirements and corporate social responsibility goals. These products have similar performance to fossil PE make it an attractive choice for businesses aiming to balance environmental responsibility with practical considerations.

Characteristics and Properties

Wenew Recycled Polyethylene (PE) by Braskem boasts eco-friendly properties, as it's crafted from post-consumer or post-industrial plastic waste, aligning with sustainability goals. It typically maintains mechanical properties akin to fossil PE, such as flexibility and toughness, making it adaptable for various manufacturing applications. This recycled PE retains good chemical resistance, processability, and temperature tolerance similar to its fossil counterpart. Its potential for recyclability at the end of its life cycle further contributes to a sustainable materials cycle. Characteristics and properties found across the product line include:

  • Chemical Resistance
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Processability
  • Recyclability
  • Recycled Content
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Similar Mechanical Properties of Fossil PE
  • Temperature Resistance

Markets and Applications

Construction

Construction

Braskem Wenew Recycled Polyethylene (PE) is favored in construction for products like pipes, sheets, and profiles, it provides durability, resistance to environmental factors, and the sustainability needed to meet green building standards. Typical applications include:

  • Construction film
  • Drainage pipes
  • Geomembranes
  • Pipes
  • Profiles
  • Roofing products
  • Sheets
  • Underlayment materials
  • Waterproofing membranes
Mobility

Mobility

In automotive applications, Braskem's Wenew Recycled  Polyethylene (PE) can be used for interior components, where its similar mechanical properties to fossil PE and recyclability align with the industry's sustainability goals, while its chemical resistance and temperature tolerance are valuable for automotive interiors. Typical applications include:

  • Floor mats
  • Interior components
  • Truck bed liners
  • Seat components
Packaging

Packaging

Braskem's Wenew Recycled Polyethylene (PE) is ideal for sustainable packaging materials in the food and consumer goods industries because it meets regulatory requirements for recycled content, appeals to environmentally-conscious consumers, and offers good processability for various packaging types. Typical applications include:

  • Bags
  • Beverage bottles
  • Flexible films
  • Food containers
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