Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc., innovator in the field of next-generation bioplastics made from annually renewable plant-based sources and Braskem, the leading producer of biopolymers in the world, collaborate with a 3-year partnership agreement in which Solegear will utilize Braskem’s I’m green™ Polyethylene to produce and distribute a series of household recycling containers under its good natured™ brand.
Paul Antoniadis, CEO of Solegear, commented, “Solegear continues its strong partnership development, building momentum to drive adoption of bioplastics in the marketplace. This latest partnership illustrates our team’s commitment to seek out the best bio-based ingredients for each application and then create finished bioplastic products and packaging that are being demanded by today’s environmentally conscious consumers.”
I’m green™ material is developed by Braskem from Brazilian sugarcane — a renewable and sustainable resource. Use of sugarcane offers a negative carbon footprint.
Gustavo Sergi, responsible for Braskem’s Renewable Chemicals team, commented, “This partnership has strategic value for Braskem. It will provide us access to new markets and strengthen the company’s growth in North America.”
Solegear’s products and packaging are designed to lower carbon emissions, reduce waste and remove toxicity. Together with its partners, Solegear produces and distributes its high-performance bioplastics as resin, sheets and finished goods with some of the highest percentages of renewable, plant-based materials currently available in the industry.
Braskem, with 41 industrial plants in Brazil, the United States, Germany, and Mexico, is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the leading producer of biopolymers in the world. Known for innovative solutions such as I’m green Polyethylene™ made from renewable sugarcane and UTEC®, the company’s own trademarked Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene for high-performance applications, Braskem serves automotive, packaging, healthcare, and construction industries