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Braskem launches biobased LDPE line

6:46 AM MDT | May 23, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Braskem (São Paulo) has launched its line of biobased low-density polyethylene (LDPE) derived from sugarcane ethanol, the company has announced. Annual production of biobased LDPE will amount to approximately 30,000 m.t./year, and the product will be made available in the market starting in January 2014, the company says. The new product line complements Braskem's existing "green plastics" portfolio. The company has been producing, on an industrial scale, high-density polyethylene and linear low-density polyethylene from renewable feedstock since...

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