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Braskem: Collaboration with Novozymes to develop green PP

Braskem (São Paulo / Brazil; www.braskem.com.br), Latin America's largest resins producer, is collaborating with industrial enzymes producer Novozymes (Bagsvaerd / Denmark; www.novozymes.com) to develop the large-scale production of PP from sugarcane.

Bernardo Gradin, Braskem's CEO, said the research partnership with Novozymes will be a key step in its plans to become a global leader in "green” polymers, leveraged by Brazil's competitive advantages in renewable resources. Braskem was the first company in the world to produce 100% certified green PP on an experimental basis, he said.

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