Green Products

Offering increasingly sustainable products is one of the pillars of Braskem's operations in its drive to better serve Clients and society. Along these lines, Braskem has intensified its research into renewable chemistry - products made from renewable raw materials.
Braskem has made major progress in this regard, and by 2020, the target for reaching the position set out in its Corporate Vision (being the world leader in sustainable chemistry, innovating to serve people better), numerous innovations will reach Clients worldwide.

Producing Green Polyethylene (Green PE)

  • Plantation
  • Sugarcane crushing, Fermentation and distillation
  • Generation of bioelectricity Through the remainder of cane sugar.
  • Dehydration
  • Polymerization
  • Extrusion
  • Transformation
  • Recycling
  • Ethylene
  • Ethanol
  • Ethanol
  • Catalyst
  • Reactor
  • Powder
  • Granules

Green Polyethylene (Green PE)

Braskem is the world leader in the field of biopolymers because of Green PE, first produced on a commercial scale in September 2010.

The market values this product highly because it is obtained from a renewable source (instead of fossil fuels) - sugarcane ethanol - while retaining the performance characteristics of a traditional PE, which means it can be used immediately in a variety of applications.

Awarded and recognized worldwide, Braskem's Green PE highly has a very positive environmental balance because, considering the complete supply chain, it removes up to 2.15 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere for each ton produced. The product was announced to the market in 2007, has received certification from the international Beta Analytic laboratory, and was recently certified by the Vinçotte Institute of Belgium. To learn more, visit:

Polyethylene is the most widely used type of plastic in the world, especially by the automotive industry and manufacturers of cosmetics, packaging, toy, personal hygiene and cleaning products, among others.

ETBE (Ethyl tert-butyl ether)

ETBE is a gasoline bioadditive partially made from sugarcane ethanol. This product, which required nearly three years of research, is an innovation that replaces the traditional additive, MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether), and reduce chemistry risks, since MTBE is potentially carcinogenic and subject to restrictions on the international market.

Because it is produced with raw materials obtained from renewable sources, ETBE prevents CO2 emissions compared with MTBE. Every metric ton of ETBE produced prevents 783 kg of CO2 from entering the earth's atmosphere, which helps mitigate climate change.