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Braskem, Kautex Maschinenbau and Erema will demonstrate their responsibility to participate in the circular economy.
Braskem, Kautex Maschinenbau and Erema will demonstrate their responsibility to participate in the circular economy.

At K 2019, Braskem will provide Kautex Maschinenbau with its innovative bioplastic I’m green Polyethylene and PCR for the production of three layer HDPE bottles with foamed middle layer.

The result will be a bottle, in which the processed virgin and PCR material, has a drastically reduced CO2 footprint in comparison to conventional products.

Instead of handing them out to visitors and finally producing “waste”, the bottles will be handed over to Erema for recycling. With this initiative the three companies will demonstrate their responsibility to participate in the circular economy by helping to achieve future goals with environmentally friendly solutions.

Reduce carbon footprint

Kautex Maschinenbau decided to process the Braskem material solution due to a better processability, less odour development and because they could offer their PCR and renewable material in a more sustainable way than conventional solutions, which is in line with their Circular Economy commitment.

The raw material which is used for the demo bottles is derived from sugarcane, and the PCR material comes from already recycled material. By using Braskem’s technology, Kautex will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of those bottles as well as the use of fossil resources.

For every kg of I’m green Polyethylene used more than 5 kg of CO2 is saved. In addition, the material usage is reduced by the use of foam technology and thus an additional optimization of the CO2 footprint is achieved.

"We regard the promotion of plastics recycling and working with our partners to optimize material cycles as an important responsibility of our company", explained Managing Partner Andreas Lichtenauer.

Avoid any waste

By joining forces with Erema, who will also be present at K 2019, the loop will be fully closed as they will showcase solutions for every single step within the plastics recycling process. This includes recycling technologies as well as software tools, and engineering and integration services for plastics recycling projects.

Kautex’s bottles made of Braskem’s material will be collected by Erema and fully recycled in order to avoid any waste; showcasing the true objective of the Circular Economy.

At the Erema Circonomic Centre, very tangible lighthouse projects will be displayed. The name Circonomic Centre,a word composed of “circular” and “economics,” refers to integrating recycling know-how into the plastics value chain providing both, economic and ecological benefits.

Recycling will be demonstrated in several live-performances, processing different plastic input material. In total more than 30 tons will be recycled during K 2019, including HDPE-bottles produced by Kautex.

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