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Tetra-Pak to use biobased polyethylene from cane juice [Registered]

Tetra Pak, the multinational carton packaging producer, has signed a deal with Braskem for the supply of biobased low density polyethylene (LDPE). Braskem makes ethylene monomer from ethanol derived by fermentation of cane juice. It claims the biobased LDPE has the same properties as LDPE made by polymerizing petroleum-based ethylene. Braskem sells its bio-based polymers under the ‘I’m Green’ trademark. For Tetra Pak, this means that all of its packages produced in Brazil, estimated by the company to be about 13 billion, will now contain up to 82% packaging material from renewable sources. This is not Tetra Pak’s first foray…

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