Braskem’s sugarcane-based resin helps Guarany’s sustainability goals

Braskem’s sugarcane-based resin helps Guarany’s sustainability goals

March 4, 2019
Marcia González

Braskem’s Green Plastic will be used in the manufacture of sprayers from Guarany, a producer of machines for the application of pesticides and agribusiness equipment

Confirmed Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2019 exhibitor Braskem has announced that its sustainable ‘Green Plastic’ will be used in the production of agricultural sprayers from the Brazilian company Guarany. The resin – which uses sugarcane as a raw material – will be a feature of the company’s Katu line and is being integrated to strengthen Guarany’s portfolio of sustainable products.

The Katu line, which features 5-liter high-pressure sprayers, 1.2-liter and 7.6-liter pre-compression sprayers, and 10-liter lever sprayers – in addition to the 500ml Multisprayer and 350ml Export models made with the renewable resin – are already available on the market. Aimed at the gardening sector, the sprayers will now feature Braskem’s ‘I’m green’ seal, which differentiates the products from non-green alternatives.

A key facet of Green Plastic is that it contributes to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere by capturing 3.09 metric tons of carbon dioxide for each metric ton produced during its production process. As it is 100% recyclable, the CO2 that is captured in its production remains fixed throughout the product life cycle.

Currently, more than 150 brands worldwide have already adopted Green Plastic in packaging and products for the most diverse segments, such as packaging for the food sector, personal hygiene, and durable goods. With the same properties, performance and versatility of polyethylene of fossil origin, the renewable resin can be used in the same production chains of conventional plastics and recycling.

“The proposal for the Katu line is in line with the purpose of Green Polyethylene, which addresses an increasing consumer demand for innovative and sustainable solutions,” stated Gustavo Sergi, director of Renewable Chemicals at Braskem.

Braskem has been producing polyethylene of renewable origin since 2010 at the Petrochemical Complex of Triunfo (RS). With a production capacity of 200,000 metric tons a year, it is the world’s largest industrial unit for ethylene derived from the sugarcane.

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2019 will take place from Thursday 27 June to Friday 28 June, at the Kap Europa, Frankfurt Messe, Frankfurt, Germany. To register for this highly focused and solutions-driven event, please click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email

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