Tetra Pak Will Buy Green Polyethylene | December 7, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 49 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 49 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 7, 2009

Tetra Pak Will Buy Green Polyethylene

Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Brazil, ethanol, polyethylene
Tetra Pak
Credit: Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak
Credit: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak, a Swiss maker of cartons for milk, juice, and other beverages, will buy 5,000 metric tons per year of “green” polyethylene from Brazil’s Braskem in a pilot program that begins in 2011. Braskem will start producing green polyethylene—made with ethylene derived from ethanol instead of naphtha—on a commercial scale late in 2010. Tetra Pak will use the polyethylene in carton closures. The purchases from Braskem will represent 5% of Tetra Pak’s high-density polyethylene demand.

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