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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.
TypePublic
Founded2002
HQSão Paulo, BR
Websitebraskem.com.br
Employee Ratings4.3

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Employees (est.) (Sep 2017)8,126

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

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Braskem expects to file 2017 20-F to avoid NYSE delisting

Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA expects to file its 2017 20-F form with the Securities and Exchange Commission before May 16 to avoid the delisting of its shares from the New York Stock Exchange, Chief Financial Officer Pedro Freitas said on Thursday.

Brazil's Braskem expects to avoid delisting filing 20-F form before May 16

Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA expects to file its 2017 20-F form with the Securities and Exchange Commission before May 16 to avoid the delisting of its shares from the New York Stock Exchange, Chief Financial Officer told journalists on Thursday.

Braskem S.A. record free cash flow of R$7.1 billion in 2018, advancing 187% from 2017

SÃO PAULO, March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BRASKEM S.A. (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK) announces today its results for 4Q18 and 2018. HIGHLIGHTS: Braskem - Consolidated: The Company posted free cash flow of R$7,068 million, or 187% more than in 2017. The Company...

Braskem joins global alliance to combat plastic waste in the environment

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Braskem, the largest resin producer in the Americas and the world's leading biopolymer producer, has joined a group of roughly 30 global corporations to help end the disposal of plastic waste in the environment. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste ...

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
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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 Eagle Elastomer, Linecross 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.