United Caps collaborates with Braskem to use bio-sourced plastics for Greener Closures

United Caps Greener ClosuresUnited Caps, a global industry reference for the design and production of highly-performant plastic caps and closures, and Braskem, a leading Brazilian petrochemical company, have collaborated to supply Greener bio-sourced plastic caps and closures made from sugar cane as an addition to the United Caps product portfolio.

Brendan Hill, Sales Manager at Braskem Netherlands B.V, said, “Braskem is pleased to be working with United Caps to bring their more environmentally sustainable Greener closure solutions to the caps and closure market.”

I’m green Polyethylene with the use of Bio ethanol derived from sugarcane lowers down greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional polyethylene, made from fossil materials. I’m green Polyethylene is the basis for United Caps Greener bioplastic caps.

Hill, explained, “As a result, the carbon footprint of I’m green Polyethylene is negative, when considering our life cycle analysis. This means that every kilogram of I’m green Polyethylene used in United Caps products results in 3.09 kilograms of CO2 being sequestered from the atmosphere. Apart from the feedstock, I’m green Polyethylene follows the same production process as traditional fossil Polyethylene, ensuring that our Polyethylene has the same characteristics, quality and properties as the fossil equivalent”. He added “It goes without saying that I’m green Polyethylene fits all existing end-of-life scenarios and that our ethanol is sustainably sourced with clear chain of custody certification possible.”

Astrid Hoffmann-Leist, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for United Caps, said, “As we continue to take steps to ensure our caps and closures are as sustainable as possible, this partnership with Braskem is an important step in that direction. Using bio-sourced plastics and developing high performance lighter weight caps and closures are just two of the ways we are pursuing more sustainable operations.”

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