Braskem will complete 13 years of existence in 2015. More than a decade after its founding, the company has 7,600 members working in its 36 plants (29 in Brazil, 5 in the United States and 2 in Germany) and offices and commercial bases the Americas, Europe and Asia.
In partnership with customers, we are present in more than 70 countries around the world, participating in the life of millions of people. The inputs that we sell are essential for the production of various sectors.
Operating in the chemical and petrochemical sector, Braskem has its production focused on thermoplastic resins - polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and basic chemical raw materials, such as ethylene, propylene, butadiene, chlorine, soda and solvents. Braskem The portfolio also includes a differentiated line of products from the sugarcane, a renewable raw material. This is the case of ethylene and green polyethylene.
Braskem integrates the first and second generation petrochemical operations in Brazil, obtaining competitive advantages, such as production scale and operational efficiency. The first generation produces basic raw materials such as ethylene and propylene, which are fundamental to the second generation, which involves the production of thermoplastic resins (PE, PP and PVC), later used by the processing industry to manufacture consumer products.
The thermoplastic resins produced by Braskem originate in oil (naphtha, condensate and refinery gas), natural gas and sugarcane ethanol, a renewable raw material used in the production of green ethylene. The area of Innovation & amp; new renewable chemical technology research, to consolidate the Company's leadership in this segment and be in line with the commitment to sustainable development.