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Resin Trade and Braskem Partnership: “We’re Green”
28 March

Braskem is the largest petrochemical producer in the Americas and the world's leading biopolymer producer. We, Resin Trade are an international polymer distribution company. Together, we have signed a partnership to distribute green polyethylene – I’m green™Polyethylene - for the UK market. Through this partnership, Braskem reaffirms its commitment to strengthen its position in the European market.

Made from sugarcane ethanol, a 100% renewable material, Braskem's green plastic represents an important mark in global innovation. Green PE is a thermoplastic resin produced from ethylene made from sugarcane ethanol. The resin, whose properties are identical to those of conventional polyethylene, is extremely versatile in terms of applications, as well as being recyclable. Its major advantage is the fact that it is made from raw materials derived from renewable resources, which helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Richard Bradwell, Resin Trade’s CEO, founded Plastribution in 1979. In the 1980's, he introduced polymers from various Brazilian polymer producers to the UK. In 1993 he started Resin Trade and continued to partner with Brazilian polymer producers, including Braskem in its founding year (2002). 5 Years later Resin Trade was appointed as a UK distributor for Braskem’s products.

Resin Trade’s core market is plastic processors, which include food, general and industrial packaging and producers of construction products, automotive, medical and housewares. We have increased our portfolio with the green polyethylene, adding value to our customers’ end products by providing a more environmentally friendly solution for segments; such as, injection, films, blow molding and coatings.

To help consumers recognize green plastic, Braskem created the I´m green ™ seal, which guarantees the renewable origin of the plastic.

“Braskem is very pleased to extend its green polyethylene distribution network with Resin Trade for the UK market. We are confident that with Resin Trade’s knowledge and expertise of Braskem’s products and the UK market, we have a valuable distribution partner to serve our customers”

Marco Jansen, Braskem’s Renewable Chemicals Commercial Director for Europe and North America.