5.12. Renewable Polypropylene: A Promising Way
5.12.1. Natural-Sourced Polypropylene
Braskem is also the pioneer in the production of Green PP, made from a 100% renewable raw material. Green PP is claimed as follows:
• To be processed on the same equipment as oil-based PP
• Having similar properties to oil-based PP
• Decreasing the greenhouse effect and global warming as it absorbs more CO2 from the atmosphere than it emits throughout its production cycle—from the cultivation of sugar cane to final PP resins. Bio-PP helps capture and sequester 2.3 tonnes of CO2 for each tonne produced.
The company has announced a project to produce 30 KT of Green Propylene per year.