Collaboration with Braskem on bio-sourced plastic closures
Family-owned United Caps (Wiltz / Luxembourg; www.unitedcaps.com) is collaborating with Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem (Sao Paulo; www.braskem.com) to widen its caps and closures product portfolio by making “Greener” sugar cane-sourced plastic articles.

United Caps is initially launching two standard closures including “Victoria”, a 30/25 screw closure designed for still drinks, and “Proflatseal”, ideal for dairy products and still drinks, both pressurised and non-pressurised.

The Greener items use as their basis Braskem’s “I’m Green” PE, a plastic produced from sugar cane-derived ethanol. According to United Caps, the bio-sourced plastic has the same characteristic, quality and properties as conventional polyethylene based on fossils.

United Caps said it has experienced growth in the “high single digits” since its 2015 rebranding, with a “significant percentage” of production for bespoke products.
11.09.2018 Plasteurope.com 1011 [240520-0]
Published on 11.09.2018
United Caps: Biobasierte Kunststoffverschlüsse mit BraskemGerman version of this article...

© 2001-2019 Plasteurope.com  |  Imprint  |  Privacy

Plasteurope.com is a business information platform for the European plastics industry. It is part of KI Kunststoff Information and PIE Plastics Information Europe, one of the leading content providers for the European plastics industry. We offer daily updated business news and reports, in-depth market analysis, polymer prices and other services for the international plastics industry, including a suppliers guide, career opportunities, a trade name directory and videos.

News | Polymer Prices | Material Databases | Plastics Exchange | Suppliers Guide | Jobs | Trade Names | Videos | Associations & Institutions | Register | Advertising

PIE – Plastics Information Europe | KI – Kunststoff Information | KunststoffWeb | Plastics Material Exchange | Polyglobe | K-Profi
© 2001-2019 by Plasteurope.com, Bad Homburg
Date of print: 23.11.2019 02:45:23   (Ref: 1046811660)
Text and images are subject to copyright and other laws for protection of intellectual property.
Any duplication or distribution in any media as a whole or in parts requires prior written approval by Plasteurope. URL: http://www.plasteurope.com/news/detail.asp