Braskem Provides I’m inexperienced ™ Bio-Primarily based EVA for the brand new Dansko Footwear Line
Mark NikolichThe CEO of Braskem America commented, “As the largest polyolefin manufacturer in America, Braskem is focused on partnering with customers who share our commitment to developing more sustainable products with our environmentally friendly portfolio of environmentally friendly materials. Our relationship with Dansko exemplifies this with their new Kane -Clog, which consists of over 50% Braskem’s bio-based EVA I’m green ™. I’m green ™ offers the same properties of a conventional resin such as flexibility, lightness and resistance while supporting renewable materials and reducing CO2 emissions in the Fight against global warming. ”
Dansko’s new “Kane” footwear offers consumers a new lightweight clog that is perfect for everyday wear. The Kane Clog is the first Dansko product made with over 50% of the carbon negative bio-based EVA I’m green ™ from Braskem. This new clog offers excellent shock absorption and has a removable footbed that incorporates Dansko Natural Arch® technology for extra support. The new casual shoe Spring 2021 is eye-catching and durable as well as light and comfortable. The channeled outsole offers both durability and long-lasting wear. The Kane is easy to clean and the upper is perforated for ventilation, making it the perfect shoe for summer indoor and outdoor activities. The Dansko “Kane” clog can be purchased online at www.dansko.com/kane-blue-eva-clog.
Jim FoxThe Dansko CEO stated, “Dansko shoes are for people who want to get the most out of their lives. We make shoes that are just good for your feet – all day, every day – in a range of styles, that fit you exactly. Our new Kane clog is made from materials that you can feel comfortable with. Braskem understands the lifestyle focus of our business and the I’m green ™ material is ideal for this new product. “
Braskem’s bio-based EVA I’m green ™ is sustainably produced from sugar cane, a renewable source that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions through CO2 capture. For those looking to incorporate Green EVA into a new product concept, it is ideal for shoes, toys, general foams and much more. Braskem’s Green EVA benefits include:
- Renewable source: sustainably sourced and manufactured from sugar cane, a renewable raw material.
- Drop-in solution: replaces traditional resin without investing in new plastic converting machinery.
- Recyclable: Green EVA can be recycled / reused in the same stream that was already developed for conventional EVA.
The I’m green ™ brand represents Braskem’s sustainable portfolio, which is geared towards a commitment to the circular economy and includes bio-based and recycled products. The aim is to combine innovation with sustainable development in order to have a better impact on the planet and society. Since its inception, Braskem’s sustainable portfolio of I’m green ™ chemicals and polymers has expanded to include a range of end-user plastic waste solutions as well as responsible bio-based materials, including green EVA, all of which reflect Braskem’s commitment to innovation and for the further development of the climate-neutral circular economy. You can find more information on Braskem’s sustainable I’m green ™ portfolio online at: https://www.braskem.com.br/imgreen/home-en.
Dansko is a leading developer and marketer of premium comfort shoes and is 100% employee owned. Founded in 1990 by the couple Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, Dansko – literally translated as “Danish shoe” – is a leader in the market for comfort shoes with award-winning design and customer service. Today the company improves people’s quality of life through products, passion and commitment to a better future. More information is available at www.dansko.com.
With a global vision of the future focused on people and sustainability, Braskem is committed to contributing to the value chain to strengthen the circular economy. The petrochemical company’s nearly 8,000 team members dedicate themselves every day to improving people’s lives through sustainable chemical and plastic solutions. Braskem has an innovative DNA and an extensive portfolio of plastic resins and chemical products for various segments including food packaging, construction, manufacturing, automotive, agribusiness, healthcare and hygiene. With 40 industrial plants in Brazil, The United States, Mexico and Germanyand net sales of R $ 52.3 billion ($ 13.2 billion) Braskem exports its products to customers in more than 100 countries.
Braskem America is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Braskem SA, located in Philadelphia. The company is the leading manufacturer of polypropylene in The United Stateswith six production sites in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an innovation and technology center in Pittsburghand operations in Boston focused on harnessing pioneering developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. Further information is available at www.braskem.com/usa.
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