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Braskem supplies cane-based bioplastic to personal care products manufacturer [Registered]

The SUNDOWN® product line from Johnson & Johnson for the sun care market will be using bioplastic supplied by Braskem in their packaging. The packaging in the form of bottles will comprise 60% bioplastic and 40% recycled material. The bioplastic developed by Braskem is produced from sugarcane ethanol. By using the bioplastic in their packaging, during the 2011/2012 summer season, SUNDOWN® will effectively avoid consuming around 100 tons of resin produced from petroleum, and thereby avoid releasing the equivalent of about 630 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere. SUNDOWN® is the only brand in Brazil’s sun care segment to use…

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