Green PE - Poyethylene made from Sugarcane
Green Polyethylene is a renewable alternative to polyethylene, a thermoplastic resin largely used for packaging in consumer goods industries, such as food and beverage, cleaning and personal care products, as well as toys, trash containers and plastic bags.
By using Green Polyethylene, producers can offer unique products made from renewable resources that make a significant contribution to reducing the level of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the chain.
In comparison to conventional polyethylene, the main difference is that the ethanol used for Green PE is not produced using crude oil, but instead is derived from sugarcane. Therefore each ton of Green PE produced captures up to 2.1 tons of CO2 thus helping to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
At the end of its lifespan, Green Polyethylene can be recycled in the same chains already developed for conventional polyethylene. Since Green Polyethylene is a drop-in biopolymer the processing does not require investments in new plastics manufacturing machinery.
The Green PE portfolio features approximately 30 grades in the HDPE, LLDPE and LDPE families that cover a wide range of applications. The vast majority of these grades have renewable carbon content of between 80% and 100%, based on their biogenic carbon content measured in accordance with the standard ASTMD6866.