플라스틱 포장재를 생산하기 위해서는 에틸렌이 선 생산되어야 하며 다량의 석유와 석탄이 사용되고 생산된 제품 또한 잘 썩지 않아 세계적으로 대기질 오염, 상수도 오염, 토양 오염과 같이 환경 문제로 대두되고 있습니다.
GREEN PE는 사탕수수를 사용하여 에틸렌 사용 비율을 낮춰 이산화탄소를 낮추고 환경 보호에 기여하고 있는 제품으로 기존 PE와 동일한 품질로 생산이 가능하며 재활용도 100% 가능합니다.
최근 전세계적으로 무분별한 플라스틱 사용으로 인한 환경 파괴 문제로 많은 기업들이 Green PE와 같은 친환경 합성수지를 사용하여 기업 브랜드 가치 제고에 힘쓰고 있습니다. 엑스던은 최신 설비와 다양한 연구로 환경보호를 위한 Green PE를 개발하여 다양한 제품에 적용 · 납품하고 있습니다.
From fossil fuel-based to Bio-based: with a negative carbon footprint from cradle to gate, this biopolymer mitigates the impacts of global warming.
What differentiates this product made from sugarcane from fossil-based products is the use of renewable feedstock, which is derived from the biogenic carbon found in the green polyethylene that is captured during the sugarcane development phase.
Benefit 1: Cutback on greenhouse gas.
Fossil fuel-based PE CO2 emission is 4.57kg CO2/kg PE, but Bio-based polyethylene only emits 1.35kg CO2/kg of PE 70% OFF ! reduction of CO2 emission per kg.
The negative footprint also reflects the reality of Brazil’s sugarcane and ethanol industry. Sugar cane is already recognized as a stable and sustainable resource of bio-ethanol. Commonly planted on degraded pasture land, sugarcane helps recover the soil and consequently increase its carbon content. Moreover, sugarcane bagasse, a waste product from the crushing process, is often used to generate electric power to supply the entire ethanol production process, which makes it energy self-sufficient, while any surplus power is sent to the grid, adding clean energy to Brazil’s energy matrix. Using ethylene made from sugarcane-based bio-ethanol as raw material, Biopolyethylene is produced by the same polymerization process than the conventional procedure. But here, the usage of exhaustible resources and CO2 emissions are drastically reduced.
It’s important to note also that 90% of sugarcane cultivation and harvesting in Brazil is concentrated in the country’s Center-South region, which is located more than 1,200 miles from the Amazon Region.
Benefit 2: Same properties/processability as usual PE
Though the starting material is different, they are the same composition as fossil-based plastic, and can be processed and recycled along and exactly the same way as fossil-fuel based LDPE, HDPE and LLDPE.