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 Profile

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 Infrastructure

Braskem has production units in Brazil, the United States, Mexico and Germany, as well as 16 regional offices in other countries to forge partnerships and develop integrated solutions for Clients.

40 industrial units form Braskem’s operational infrastructure. 29 are located in Brazil, in the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo; 5 are located in the United States, in the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Texas; 4 are located in Mexico and 2 are located in Germany. Clients from over 70 countries in all continents.

Braskem 2015 data

  • Gross Revenue: US$ 16 billion,
  • Net Revenue: US$ 14 billion
  • EBITDA: US$ 2.8 billion
  • Investments: US$ 714 million


Technology, innovation and sustainability. Green PE is the result of this combination.

After years dedicated to research and development, Braskem’s green ethylene plant was commissioned in September 2010.

This marked the beginning of I’m greenTM Polyethylene production on a commercial scale, securing the company’s global leadership position in bioplastics.

The plant has received an investment of $290 million and has annual production capacity of 200,000 tons of I’m greenTM Polyethylene.

I’m greenTM Polyethylene is a plastic produced from ethanol sugarcane, a renewable raw material, while the traditional polyethylene uses fossil sourced raw materials such as oil or natural gas.

For this reason I’m greenTM Polyethylene captures and fixes CO2 from the atmosphere during its production, helping to reduce greenhouse gases emission.

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