Braskem Launches Renewable EVA Derived from Sugarcane
by Stephen Moore (Plastics Today) Brazilian resin supplier Braskem has introduced an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer derived from sugarcane. The first application of the material is in a flip-flop footwear product developed by San Francisco-based Allbirds and dubbed Sugar Zeffer.
Allbirds refers to the carbon-negative foamed EVA as SweetFoam. The flip-flops also feature interchangeable straps made from recycled PET bottles, bio-suede and castor oil-based thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). READ MORE
Braskem’s cane-based EVA used in new flip-flop sandals (Biofuels Digest)
Excerpt from Biofuels Digest: In California, PlasticsToday reports that San Francisco-based Allbirds have launched new flipflop sandals that use Braskem’s ethylene vinyl acetate produced from sugarcane-based ethanol. READ MORE