Issue Date: September 18, 2017
Braskem polymer gets a new use
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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