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Braskem launches new Maxio resin for big bags

In the search for solutions that increase productivity and reduce the costs of clients who produce big bags (used for packing and transporting grains, fertilizers, ores, and chemicals), Braskem has developed the new DP213A polypropylene resin, the new grade of the Maxio line. With its application, companies in the segment have increased their production by 30% without increasing their energy consumption.

DP213A is a resin with a low melt flow index containing anti-UV additive. The raw material was specially developed to meet the high level of requirement of the clients in relation to mechanical properties of the raffia tape and guarantee benefits of increased productivity at the extrusion stage.

"Most of Braskem's innovations are based on our interest in meeting the demands of clients, and the development of this new Maxio line is a good example of this. We have identified a fierce competition in the raffia sector, which has led companies to compete on the basis of prices. By applying the resin that we are now launching, they will be able to reduce their operating costs and the prices of their big bags, increasing their production capacity and consuming less energy," said Carolina Bulhões, Leader of the Application Engineering area at Braskem.

Propex achieves increased productivity and reduced energy consumption

Propex, a textile company pioneering in the manufacture of laminated fabrics and a highlight in the production of big bags, has reported an increase of approximately 20% in its production capacity. According to the company's engineer, Patrick Camargo, the goal was to reach greater speed in the extrusion machines without causing the engines to reach their operational limits, and the resin DP213A presented by Braskem was the best solution for that.

"Braskem's ongoing pursuit of solutions that improve customer efficiency has provided us with great results. We have increased our production without consuming more energy, preserving our machines and maintaining the quality of our products," claimed the executive.

About Braskem

With a human-oriented global vision of the future, the 8,000 Team Members of Braskem strive every day to improve people's lives by creating sustainable solutions in chemistry and plastics. Braskem is the largest resin producer in the Americas, with annual production of 20 million tons, including chemical products and basic petrochemicals, and sales of R$50 billion in 2017. Braskem exports to clients in approximately 100 countries and operates 41 industrial units, which are located in Brazil, United States, Germany and Mexico, the latter in partnership with the Mexican company Idesa.

» Publication Date: 13/03/2019

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This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [310187].