Braskem SA is to invest US$23.1 mln to expand its production capacity of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) by 120,000 tpa in Brazil, as per Plasticsnews.
Of that amount, 100,000 tons will be part of the Braskem Flexus line, the company’s brand for metallocene-based PE. Braskem will convert one of its industrial lines for PE in the Camaçari petrochemical complex in Bahia state for new production of this resin, which is being promoted as the latest technology in resins for plastic film. Braskem Flexus products are increasingly being used in packaging that requires greater resistance, gloss, transparency and sealing, the company said. They’re intended for processing applications in specialty films, reel technique and industrial films.