Created in August 2002 by the merger of six companies from the Odebrecht Group and the Mariani Group, today Braskem is the largest petrochemical company in the Americas and the world's leading biopolymer producer. Braskem produces polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, as well as basic petrochemicals such as ethylene, propylene, butadiene, chlorine, benzene, toluene, etc. Braskem operates in the chemical and petrochemical industry and plays a significant role in other production chains that are essential to economic development. In this context, chemicals and plastics help create sustainable solutions that improve people's lives in areas such as housing, food and transportation. Braskem is the only integrated first- and second-generation petrochemical producer of thermoplastic resins in Brazil. This position translates into competitive advantages, such as production scale and operating efficiency. In the U.S. and Europe, Braskem produces second generation material. First-generation producers make basic petrochemicals, such as ethylene and propylene, using naphtha, natural gas and ethane as feedstock. These compounds are essential to the second generation, which involves the production of thermoplastic resins (PE, PP and PVC), which are then used by third-generation producers, i.e., plastics converters.
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HQSão Paulo, BR
Size (employees)8,126 (est)
Braskem was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in São Paulo, BR
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Braskem Office Locations

Braskem has offices in São Paulo and Philadelphia
São Paulo, BR (HQ)
120 R. Lemos Monteiro
Philadelphia, US
1735 Market St
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Braskem News and Updates

Bioplastic Packaging Market Growth By Application, Technology Service, Industry Vertical and Top Players like NatureWorks, Arkema, Novamont S.p.A., BASF SE, Braskem, Corbion, Cardia Bioplastic Packaging, Evonik Industries, Koninklijke DSM

Bioplastic Packaging market is expected to grow US$ 25,395.8 million by 2025 from US$ 4,399.7 million in 2017. By volume, the global bioplastic packaging is expected to reach 3,953.0 thousand tons by 2025. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Bioplastics (Bio-plastics,Bio plastics) Global Market 2018 Top Key Players – Braskem , NatureWorks , Novamont , BASF , Corbion , PSM , DuPont , Arkema and Forecast to 2023

Wiseguyreports.Com Added New Market Research Report On -“Bioplastics (Bio-plastics,Bio plastics) Market 2018 Key Players, Applications and Future Demand Forecast to 2023 ”. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

LyondellBasell close to binding offer for Brazil's Braskem -sources

LyondellBasell Industries NV is close to presenting a binding offer to acquire control of Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

Braskem does not want to redraft Pemex ethane deal

Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem does not intend to renegotiate its 20-year ethane supply contract with Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex, but is open to alternatives depending on the stance of the incoming Mexican administration, the company said on Tuesday in a call with analysts.

Brazil's Braskem sees profit rise 68 pct in Q3

Strong operating results at home and larger margins abroad helped Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem shrug off a weaker real against the dollar to record a strong third-quarter profit on Monday.

Renewable Chemicals 2018 Global Market Key Players – Metabolix, Braskem, Reverdia, Eastman Chemicals, Chevron, BASF, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation -Analysis And Forecast To 2023

Renewable Chemicals – Global Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities, Manufacturers, Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2023 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday
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Braskem Company Life and Culture

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Braskem Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Braskem founded?

    Braskem was founded in 2002.

  • How many employees does Braskem have?

    Braskem has 8,126 employees.

  • Who are Braskem competitors?

    Competitors of Braskem include DAK Americas, Linecross Group and Polymer-Chemie.

  • Where is Braskem headquarters?

    Braskem headquarters is located at 120 R. Lemos Monteiro, São Paulo.

  • Where are Braskem offices?

    Braskem has offices in São Paulo and Philadelphia.

  • How many offices does Braskem have?

    Braskem has 2 offices.