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Braskem Avenida das Nações Unidas # 4777
05477-000 São Paulo
São Paulo Brazil
Phone: 55-11-35769000
Fax: 55-11-30239532
Braskem is a Brazilian petrochemical company headquartered in São Paulo. The company is the largest petrochemical in the Americas by production capacity and the fifth largest in the world. By revenue it is the fourth largest in the Americas and the seventeenth in the world. Braskem operates 18 chemical plants with a production capacity of over 11 million metric tons per year of chemical and petrochemical products. Braskem controls the two largest petrochemical complexes in Brazil, located in the cities of Camaçari (Bahia) and Triunfo (Rio Grande do Sul). Its basic petrochemical units account for the supply of ethylene and propylene to the company's nearby polymer units. The company also produces other chemical products such as benzene, butadiene, toluene, xylene and isoprene. These compounds are mostly sold to other chemical companies based within the complexes, such as Innova, Elekeiroz and Dow Chemical. Although its main feedstock is naphtha, the company Braskem's Green Ethylene plant was inaugurated in September, 2010. This green ethylene plant is an important step forward the strategy of becoming a global leader in sustainable chemicals. The plant is the largest industrial-scale operation in the world producing ethylene made from 100% renewable raw materials, i.e., sugar-cane. The project was conceived and installed in less than two years based on Braskem’s proprietary technology. Located at the Triunfo Petrochemical Complex in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the plant will produce 200,000 tons of green ethylene, which will be transformed into an equivalent volume of green plastic. Braskem is Brazil's main producer of polyethylene and polypropylene. In addition with ongoing plants located in both petrochemical complexes, in April 2008 Braskem opened a 300,000 metric ton polypropylene plant in the city of Paulínia (São Paulo).
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