The Biopolymer Company – specialist for sustainable thermoplastic materials closed a contract in 2011 with BRASKEM, the world market leader for bio-based polyolefins. TECNARO produces compounds with sugar cane based Green PE from BRASKEM in a special product line of the material family ARBOBLEND®. The biopolymer compounds include grades for injection molding, (film) extrusion, thermoforming, melt spinning, etc.
“Objective of the cooperation is the development of new applications in order to increase the product portfolio made from Green PE” says Claudia Cappra, Commercial Manager of BRASKEM.
TECNARO was selected by BRASKEM to increase the penetration of customized compound solutions based on Green PE in the European market. “We are pleased to cooperate with BRASKEM and hereby realize an important step in the further exploration of the Brazilian and German market”, says Dr. Lars Ziegler, Director R&D of TECNARO.
Once again, this cooperation shows the long-term relation of TECNARO with Brazil. TECNARO keeps a sales representation in Sao Paulo since 2001. In 2005 a comprehensive training program was introduced focusing on the utilization of renewable resources in the plastics industry. This was elaborated and implemented by TECNARO within Private Public Partnership (PPP) Projects supported by BMZ/Sequa gGmbH and in cooperation with the Brazilian center for research and education SENAI CIMATEC and other partners. In addition, new biomaterials have been developed and the awareness regarding bioplastics has been increased in Brazil.