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Braskem launches a new grade of PP resin to increase the productivity of big bag

Braskem has come to the rescue of all those clients who have been searching for solutions that act as a catalyst to increase productivity and reduce the cost of producing big bags. Big Bags are widely used for packing and transporting grains, fertilizers, ores, and chemicals.

This latest development by Braskem has led to the introduction of new DP213A polypropylene resin which is a new grade of the Maxio line. The companies in the segment claim to have increased their production by 30% with the application of the new resin. Most importantly, the increase in productivity is witnessed without any increment in energy consumption.

The specialty of DP213A is that it’s a resin with a low melt flow index comprising of the anti-UV additive. The whole idea behind this development was to offer such a raw material that meets the high level of requirement of the clients in the context of the mechanical properties of the raffia tape. Also, it guarantees the benefits of enhanced productivity during the extrusion stage.

Carolina Bulhoes, Leader of the Application Engineering area at Braskem, says: “Most of Braskem’s innovations are based on our interest in meeting the demands of clients, and the development of this new Maxio line is a good example of this. We have identified a fierce competition in the raffia sector, which has led companies to compete on the basis of prices. By applying the resin that we are now launching, they will be able to reduce their operating costs and the prices of their big bags, increasing their production capacity and consuming less energy.”

The development of products that further build up the Maxio line is completely aligned with Braskem’s commitment towards sustainability in the plastics chain. In order to ensure sustainability, the company defined a series of global initiatives in November 2018, to boost the Circular Economy. It also partnered with customers in designing of new products to expand and facilitate the recycling and reuse of plastic packaging, particularly those for single use.

Publication date: 25/02/2019

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