Braskem polymer gets a new use | September 18, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 37 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 37 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 18, 2017

Braskem polymer gets a new use

Department: Business
Keywords: Biobased, brazil, bath salts
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Buhbli's bath salts will be packaged in a biobased polyethylene bag.
Credit: Braskem
A photo of a bag of bath salts made by Buhbli.
 
Buhbli's bath salts will be packaged in a biobased polyethylene bag.
Credit: Braskem

Buhbli Organics, a supplier of bath salts sold at more than 1,000 Walmart stores, plans to use Braskem’s biobased polyethylene to make pouches for its Himalayan bath salts. In Brazil, Braskem runs a process that converts ethanol made from sugarcane into ethylene and then polyethylene. Every ton of the polyethylene made this way sequesters 3 tons of carbon dioxide, Braskem says.

 
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