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Braskemís Green Plastic now part of Guarany equipment

Resin, which uses sugarcane as a raw material and is 100% recyclable, will be used for the first time in line of garden sprayers


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Braskemís Green Plastic will be used in the manufacture of sprayers from Guarany, a producer of machines for the application of pesticides and agribusiness equipment. The resin, which uses sugarcane as a raw material, will be used in the products of the Katu line, which Guarany is launching to strengthen its portfolio of sustainable products.

The line, which features 5 L high-pressure sprayers, 1.2 L and 7.6 L pre-compression sprayers, and 10 L lever sprayers, in addition to the 500 ml Multisprayer and 350 ml Export models, made with the renewable resin, are already available on the market. The equipment is aimed at the gardening sector and will feature the Iím greenTM†seal, identifying the products, as a differentiator.

ďWe have always had a commitment to sustainability as one of the main pillars of our operation. We establish measures and encourage eco-friendly conduct by all employees and in the development of products, which has granted us, among other acknowledgments, the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications in Brazil. The application of Braskemís Green Plastic in the gardening equipment line reinforces the strategy of innovation of our products and good environmental practices,Ē said Ronaldo Callmann, New Products Manager of Guaranyís Equipment division.

One of the main differentiators of Green Plastic is its contribution to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere by capturing 3.09 metric tons of carbon dioxide for each metric ton produced during its production process. Because it is 100% recyclable, the CO2†that is captured in its production remains fixed throughout the product life cycle.

Currently, more than 150 brands worldwide have already adopted Green Plastic in packaging and products for the most diverse segments, such as packaging for the food sector, personal hygiene, and durable goods. With the same properties, performance and versatility of polyethylene of fossil origin, the renewable resin can be used in the same production chains of conventional plastics and recycling.

ďThe proposal for the Katu line is in line with the purpose of Green Polyethylene, which addresses an increasing consumer demand for innovative and sustainable solutions. For that reason, the adoption of the biopolymer has grown worldwide, being present in more than 150 brands in Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa, and South America,Ē highlights Gustavo Sergi, Director of Renewable Chemicals at Braskem.

Braskem has been producing polyethylene of renewable origin since 2010 at the Petrochemical Complex of Triunfo (RS). With a production capacity of 200,000 metric tons per year, it is the planetís largest industrial unit for ethylene derived from the sugarcane.

The development of Green Plastic and the incentive to its use are actions in line with Braskemís commitment to promoting sustainability in the plastic chain. In November 2018, the company defined a series of global initiatives to boost the Circular Economy, including partnering with customers in the design of new products to expand and facilitate the recycling and reuse of plastic packaging. The ďBraskem Positioning in Circular EconomyĒ can be accessed at†www.braskem.com/circulareconomy†.

* Cradle-to-gate ACV study conducted by ACV Brasil in 2018.

About Guarany
With over 95 years of operation in the market, Guarany is a 100% Brazilian owned company, with around 400† employees, located in the city of Itu, S„o Paulo. By exporting to more than 70 countries, it has consolidated itself in the domestic and international markets as one of the most renowned manufacturers of machinery and equipment for the application of pesticides, for combating both the vectors of endemics and forest fires in two highly specialized divisions. In addition to these lines, Guarany excels in the development of products for handicraft products and industrial dyeing for fabrics: dyes and auxiliary products.

The company has certifications granted by ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and other renowned institutes, which confirms the continuous search for global quality, combine with technological innovation. With the experience of several generations, Guarany remains faithful to its mission of ensuring the satisfaction of its customers, employees, shareholders, and partners; seeking the continuous improvement of its environmental products, services, processes, and practices; respecting people, the market and the environment; and complying with the legislation and with its code of ethics. For this reason, it conducts its development within the principles of economic, social and environmental sustainability.


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