Polyethylene produced from ethanol sugarcane, a renewable raw material. It retains the same properties, performance and application versatility of polyethylene from fossil origin – which facilitates immediate use in the plastics production chain.
The life cycle assessment of the green plastic indicated that our supplier biopolymer made from ethanol removes 3,09 kilograms of CO2 from the air with each kilogram produced. The product’s negative footprint also reflects the characteristics of Brazil’s sugarcane and ethanol industry.
Often planted on degraded pasture land, sugarcane helps recover the soil. Moreover, sugarcane bagasse, a waste product of the crushing process, is used for electricity cogeneration to supply the ethanol production unit, making the production process energy self-sufficient. The surplus electricity is sent to the power grid, which contributes to a clean and effective energy matrix.