Today’s consumers are aware of a product’s environmental impacts. This extends also to the product’s packaging, which is valued for being sustainable as well. Traditional polyethylene films are made of fossil-based resources. Furthermore, the production of traditional PE raw materials lead to significant greenhouse gases. At Amerplast, we are constantly looking for more sustainable alternatives to traditional oil-based raw materials. We are aiming to make bio based raw materials a standard in our business.
Amerplast’s partnership with Braskem enables us to offer you a sustainable and innovative alternative to your packaging needs, while also contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases. The Green PE is suitable for both food and non-food packaging applications. While environmentally sustainable, Green PE has the performance characteristics of a traditional PE. For Amerplast’s customers, such as tissue producers, it offers an environmentally sound alternative for meeting their packaging needs.
Green PE is produced using ethanol, a by-product in sugar production. It contains no fossil raw materials and can be recycled in existing recycling streams. Green PE, however, has the same quality and technical characteristics as conventional oil-based polyethylene. Sugar cane, in turn, is a 100% renewable and carbon dioxide depleting resource. Braskem’s Green PE removes up to 2.15 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere for each ton produced, from cradle to Braskem’s gate (source: LCA study by E4tech & LCA Works).
Sustainability is and will remain a key requirement for flexible packaging. At Amerplast, we are relentlessly promoting the use of green packaging solutions simply because we think it is our responsibility as a packaging supplier to constantly search for and bring forward the most environmentally friendly alternatives in materials and technologies for producing high quality packaging solutions.
The AmerGreen sustainability program is our quest for a better world. As part of the program, we offer sustainable raw materials and ensured recyclability. Read more >>