Braskem’s Maxio Seal has developed high strength and durable first polyethylene resin grade of the Maxio family, HDPEHD4601U for rotomolding. The new resin offers lower energy consumption and higher productivity, with applications in water cisterns, large tanks, manholes and agricultural machinery that requires high mechanical strength. The new resin is widely used in construction, infrastructure and agriculture sectors.
The Maxio line, formed by resins, that offer lower energy consumption, higher productivity and lower final product weights, which in turn ensures higher efficiency and consequently environmental gains. Braskem’s resins maintain or improve the mechanical, chemical and optical properties of the finished goods. The new resin confirms Braskem’s strategy of improving people’s lives through sustainable solutions in chemistry and plastics.
According to the tests conducted by rotomolding expert in Braskem team, the new grade resulted in a 7% to 10% reduction in the production cycle time of each part and annual savings on the consumption of natural gas of around R$130,000 and of electricity of 1,600 kWh, along with a reduction in CO2 emissions of over 130 tons (actual data).
Eliomar Pimenta, an application engineer in Braskem’s rotomolding segment, said, “With the resin’s development in new applications, we identified with our clients potential productivity and savings gains in the process, while maintaining its excellent balance between stiffness and impact strength in large parts and aligned with the concept of the Maxio family.”
Fabiano Zanatta, head of rotomolding sales at Braskem, commented, “Braskem is bringing to the market a resin with already known properties that meets high performance demands, but now it also offers clients operating efficiency gains and lower environmental impacts.”