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Braskem supplies green plastics for production of seats for Amsterdam ArenA

Braskem, a thermoplastic resin producer in the Americas, has established a partnership with Amsterdam ArenA to supply green plastics for

the production of seats for the multifunctional stadium in the Netherlands.

According to the company, in addition to the 52,000 existing seats, 2,000 new seats manufactured with Braskem’s plastic made from ethanol will be installed in the coming months. By the end of the next two years, all 54,000 seats will be made of plastics from 100% renewable raw material.

The so called “sugar seats”, Braskem says, is part of the strategy to turn the Amsterdam ArenA into a landmark of the world’s most sustainable capital. The entire remodeling project follows sustainability guidelines. In 2015, the stadium will be ecologically neutral, producing no carbon footprint.

“The use of green plastics at the Amsterdam ArenA is fully in line with Braskem’s strategy of becoming the world’s leading company in sustainable chemicals,” said Marcelo Nunes, Braskem’s Renewable Chemicals Director. “Braskem’s partnership with Station Amsterdam complements other alliances already consolidated in recent months, uniting companies that seek sustainable solutions.”

Braskem produces green plastics since September 2010, when the company inaugurated the world’s largest plant of ethylene made from ethanol in city of Triunfo, Brazil. As said, each ton of green plastics produced avoids the emission of 2.5 tons in carbon dioxide.


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