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Dart do Brasil reduces energy consumption by 7% by using the Maxio® resin

Braskem's solution offers greater efficiency and competitiveness to the processing market

Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas, is advancing in another partnership with customers by approving and supplying the new Polypropylene (PP) resin to Dart do Brasil, a manufacturer for the Tupperware® brand. The RP 340R polymer is part of the Maxio® line and offers greater fluidity and efficiency, as well as environmental gains, generating results such as increased productivity and reduced energy costs.

With technical follow-up and a focus on customer demands, Braskem seeks opportunities to offer more efficient resins. "The change allowed an increase of over 10% in the production cycle and a reduction in energy consumption that exceeded 7%, significantly increasing the customer's competitiveness without the need for an investment in new injection equipment," said Arinaldo Zanotta, Application Engineer at Braskem.

The use of the Maxio® resin has been applied to approximately 80% of the Dart product line, which has more than 40 injectors in its manufacturing park in Rio de Janeiro. The company approved the resin in tests at the Tupperware Technology Center in Belgium, which allowed its approval in Brazil and Europe, enabling its global use. "This is a big step. With this approval, we can market the resin to all Tupperware units worldwide," said Jefferson Bravo, Account Manager at Braskem.

Maxio® Line
In addition to serving one of Braskem's main pillars for growth, i.e., innovation, the Maxio® label highlights eco-efficient resins in the petrochemical portfolio that provide customers with reduced energy consumption, greater productivity in the production process, and reduction of final product weight, ensuring greater efficiency and, subsequently, environmental gains. The benefits are obtained thanks to the continuous evolution of the resins, preserving or improving the mechanical, chemical and optical properties of the finished products. This line is another example that ratifies the company's purpose of improving people's lives through sustainable solutions in chemistry and plastics.

About Braskem
Braskem is the largest manufacturer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, with an annual output of over 20 million metric tons, including the production of other basic chemical and petrochemical products, with an annual revenue of R$55 billion. With the aim of improving the lives of people, creating sustainable solutions in chemistry and plastics, Braskem exports to customers in approximately 100 countries, with roughly 8,000 members, and operates 41 industrial units located in Brazil, the United States, Germany, and Mexico - the latter in partnership with the Mexico-based company Idesa.

About Tupperware
Present in Brazil for 40 years, Tupperware Brands, a global leader in innovative products, operates in over 100 countries and has roughly 3.1 million Consultants worldwide. The success of Tupperware is linked to its product design and quality, which have a 10-year warranty; the home meetings, which we now call the "Tupperware Experience," in which the Consultants present practical and innovative solutions; and the excellent opportunity for professional growth. The brand has already become synonymous with its category due to the diversity and quality of its products. Website: www.tupperware.com.br. Facebook: www.facebook.com/TupperwareBrazil. Instagram: @tupperwarebrasiloficial.
 
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