I’m green™ EVA

Bio-based Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)

I'm green™ EVA is a range of bio-based plastics that combine flexibility, lightness and resistance. Main applications for this bio-based plastic are footwear, toys, sporting goods, tatami mats and foams in general.

Highlights unserer I’m green™ EVA

High content of renewable raw materials

Sustainably sourced and made from sugar cane, a renewable resource.

Flexibility, lightness and resistance

100% recyclable

Fully recyclable

Drop-in

has the same properties as its fossil counterpart.

Bio-based EVA is produced from the renewable raw material sugar cane

EVA is the abbreviation for “ethylene vinyl acetate” – a plastic made from the combination of ethylene and vinyl acetate. This elastomeric polymer can be used to make products that are rubber-like in their softness and flexibility.

The I’m green™ EVA comes from the product range of sustainable, recyclable drop-in plastics from Brazil’s Braskem. As a distribution partner, we offer this bio-based Green EVA in many European countries.

Just as with I’m green™ polyethylene (Braskem’s bio-PE), Braskem also uses sugarcane-based ethanol to produce I’m green™ EVA. During its growth, sugar cane absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere. By using this renewable raw material, greenhouse gas emissions can be effectively reduced. The bio-based content is between 45% and 80%, depending on the grade, based on the ASTM D6866 standard.

 

Green EVA is a drop-in solution

Bio-based EVA can be used wherever fossil ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers are already used today. It is ideal for the footwear, rubber and toy industries that want to implement a new, sustainable concept for their products. At the same time, it can be processed on existing production lines.

 

100% recyclable

At the end of its life cycle, I’m green™ EVA can be recycled and reused in the same cycle already developed for conventional EVA.

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