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Braskem to exhibit intelligent packaging solutions at Interpack 2017

Thermoplastic resins producer Braskem is set to showcase intelligent packaging solutions at this year’s Interpack event in Germany.

The event will take place from 4 to 10 May in Düsseldorf.

At the event, the firm will showcase new applications for its I’m green Green Plastic packaging, comprising of coffee packaging for The Netherlands’ Peeze and personal care packaging for Germany’s Speick and Italy’s L’Erbolario.

I’m green Green Polyethylene is made by using renewable material sugar cane, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.

Braskem will also present Amppleo, which is a polypropylene resin that will enable to produce high performance foams.

Amppleo resin can be used in high-performance foam applications, including packaging, automotive and industrial markets.

The resin can tolerate temperatures of up to 130°C without deforming, helping to produce foams for a range of applications within a broad density range from 30kg to 300kg per cubic meter.

Braskem will also present its latest technology, which is being developed in collaboration with the US’ Clemson University and Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS).

The intelligent packaging technology will allow consumer to know the quality and state of conservation of various products ranging from food to cosmetics through color changes.

In addition, the firm will showcase polypropylene cups developed in collaboration with packaging firm Gizeh and green plastic produced in partnership with Finnish firm Stora Enso.

Braskem renewal chemicals business head Gustavo Sergi said: “Our Green Plastic is the result of a research and development study involving a variety of people and investment of around US$ 300m.

“This biopolymer is currently exported to Europe, the US, Asia, Africa and South America and is used in more than 150 brands worldwide.”