Willich, October 2023 - The world's leading biopolymer manufacturer Braskem S.A. and bioplastics specialist FKuR Kunststoff GmbH are expanding their distribution agreement to include further products from the I'm greenTM bio-based portfolio. This development deepens the partnership between the two companies, which has existed since 2011.
Effective immediately, FKuR will now also be the official distributor for I'm greenTM bio-based (EVA) ethylene vinyl acetate in the EU, Switzerland, Norway, UK, Turkey, Israel and India.
Braskem's I'm greenTM bio-based EVA is a family of bio-based EVA plastics that combine flexibility, lightness, and resistance. Main applications for this plastic made from renewable raw materials include footwear, toys, sporting goods, tatami mats and foams in general.
With its team, FKuR will not only act as a logistics partner for the countries covered but will also be a competent contact for the technology and development as well as providing application and marketing support. "With our 360° service, we offer our customers everything from a single source, from the initial discussion to the marketing of the final plastic product," emphasizes Patrick Zimmermann, member of the executive board at FKuR.
We are very pleased to expand the successful cooperation with Fkur to now also include I'm greenTM bio-based EVA and benefit from their great knowledge and network and support clients in Europe to reach their sustainability goals, emphasizes Marco Jansen, Braskem I'm greenTM bio-based EMEA Biopolymers and Europe Advocacy & Sustainability Director.
Just as with I'm greenTM bio-based polyethylene (PE), Braskem also uses sustainably sourced sugarcane-based ethanol to produce I'm greenTM bio-based EVA. During its growth, sugarcane binds CO2 from the atmosphere. By using this renewable raw material, greenhouse gas emissions can be successfully reduced. Depending on the grade, the biobased content is between 45% and 80%, based on the ASTM D6866 standard.
As a drop-in plastic, I'm greenTM bio-based EVA has the same processing properties as its fossil counterpart. It can therefore be processed by customers on existing equipment. Its recyclability also corresponds to that of fossil EVA, so that both products can be recycled and reused in established cycles.
Bioplastics are a class of materials, which either consist of renewable raw materials and/or enable the products made from them to be biodegradable.
About FKuR Group:
The FKuR Group is a medium-sized, privately owned group of companies that focuses on the development, production and distribution of high-quality specialty compounds and the distribution of specialty plastics.
The group currently includes FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, one of the leading producers of bioplastic compounds and recyclates for flexible packaging solutions and technical applications, and FKuR Polymers GmbH, which specializes in the development and production of TPE and PP / PE compounds.
The product portfolio of the FKuR Group includes the product groups of FKuR Kunststoff GmbH Bio-Flex®, Biograde®, Ceroflex®, Fibrolon®, Terralene®, Terraprene®, Terrasol® as well as the brands Macroprene®, Macolen® PE and Macolen® PP of FKuR Polymers.
The distribution activities include Braskem's biobased PE I'm greenTM, Fenc Group's biobased PET Eastlon, and high-quality recyclates from KASKADA LTD.
With a global vision of the future, guided by people and sustainability, Braskem is engaged in contributing to the value chain to strengthen the Circular Economy. The petrochemical producer's almost 9,000 team members are dedicated every day to improving people's lives through sustainable solutions in chemistry and plastics. With its corporate DNA rooted in innovation, Braskem offers a complete portfolio of plastic resins and chemical products for various industries, such as food packaging, construction, manufacturing, automotive, agribusiness, health and hygiene, and more. With 40 industrial units in Brazil, United States, Mexico, and Germany, Braskem exports its products to clients in over 70 countries.
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Braskem and FKuR sign agreement for distribution of I'm greenTM bio-based EVA
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