Braskem in the World

Braskem in the World


Braskem's operations prioritize collaborative and close relations with its Clients and strengthening the entire petrochemical chain. Through its commercial offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, it serves Clients in more than 70 countries.

Its growth and international expansion strategy, which is based on innovation, has made Braskem the America's largest thermoplastic resin producer, the world’s largest biopolymer producer and the United States' largest polypropylene producer.

Mapa da Braskem no Mundo


With administrative headquarters in São Paulo, Braskem operates 29 industrial units in the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Bahia and Alagoas. It produces polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), as well as various chemical and petrochemical products used by a wide range of industries. It also has an Innovation & Technology Center in Brazil equipped with advanced resources for supporting cutting-edge research, producing test samples, creating new solutions for Clients and improving existing products, technologies and processes.


Braskem's administrative headquarters is located in the state capital. Its industrial units are located in the ABC region of Greater São Paulo and in the cities of Cubatão and Paulínia. The city of Campinas is home to the Renewable Chemical Products Laboratory, a space dedicated to the development of projects involving biotechnology and chemical processes based on renewable resources.

São Paulo

São Paulo Office

Braskem's main office, in the Odebrecht São Paulo building in the Butantã district, is the base for the company's main management areas, as well as the sales team. The company also has a support office in the Villa-Lobos Building, in Alto de Pinheiros.


Renewable Chemical Product Laboratory

Focused on biotechnology research and development to produce a new generation of products, such as the development of a new technological route to produce green propylene and green polypropylene. It works in partnership with the two other units of the Braskem Innovation & Technology Center, located in Triunfo, RS, and Pittsburgh, PA, in the USA.


Industrial unit focused on the production of PP.

ABC (Mauá/Santo André)

Units focused on the production of industrial chemicals and basic petrochemicals, EVA, PP, LDPE, HDPE and LLDPE.


Manufacturing facility focused on producing LDPE.


Braskem's industrial units in this state are located in the Camaçari Industrial Complex. An administrative office in the city of Salvador supports the company's operations.


Industrial units focused on the production of basic chemicals and petrochemicals, as well as PP, LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, EVA, UTEC, PVC, chlor-alkali.


Office in Salvador, serving as a base for administrative areas to support business activities.


Braskem's two industrial units in that state are located in Maceió and Marechal Deodoro.


Manufacturing facility focused on producing chlor-alkali.

Marechal Deodoro

Manufacturing facility focused on PVC production.

Rio de Janeiro

Duque de Caxias is the site of a basic petrochemicals unit and another that produces thermoplastic resins. In addition, an administrative office supports the company's activities in the region.

Duque de Caxias

Manufacturing facility focused on producing basic chemicals and petrochemicals, as well as PP, HDPE and LDPE.


The company's industrial units in this state, as well as the Innovation & Technology Center, are located in the Triunfo Petrochemical Complex. The world's first Green Ethylene plant (part of the cycle of green polyethylene production) is located there. The administrative office that supports Braskem's activities in the region is in Porto Alegre, the state capital.

Innovation & Technology Center

Braskem's Innovation & Technology Center services Clients by providing support for the development of innovative solutions, as well as improvement of existing processes, technologies and products. Its 18 laboratories and six pilot plants produce samples and test new solutions proposed by Braskem. The center works in partnership with two other units in São Paulo, Brazil, and Pittsburgh, in the USA.

Industrial units

Units focused on the production of basic chemicals and petrochemicals, as well as PP, LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE and Green PE.


With administrative headquarters located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Braskem America has five polypropylene (PP) plants: three in Texas (La Porte, Oyster Creek and Seadrift), one in Pennsylvania (Marcus Hook) and one in West Virginia (Kenova). In addition, a modern Innovation & Technology Center located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania strengthens Braskem's partnerships with its Clients in the region, while supporting the development of innovative solutions and improving existing products and processes.


Philadelphia - Headquarters

Administrative and sales office focused on serving North American Clients with sales of polypropylene (PP), green polyethylene (PE), and UTEC® an (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene designed for high-performance applications).

Pittsburgh - Innovation & Technology Center

The Innovation & Technology Center located in Pittsburgh serves Braskem Clients by supporting the development of innovative solutions and improving existing processes, technology and products. It works in partnership with Braskem's other Innovation & Technology Center located in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Marcus Hook Unit

Located 20 miles from Philadelphia, the plant produces 771 MM lbs./year of polypropylene (PP). Producing primarily homopolymers and random and impact copolymers, the unit employs over 100 people.

West Virginia

Kenova - Neal Unit

Located in the city of Kenova, this unit produces 529 MM lbs./year of polypropylene homopolymers and employs over 95 people.


La Porte - La Porte Unit

Located 26 miles from Houston, this unit produces 727 MM lbs./year of polypropylene (PP). The La Porte Unit produces homopolymers (Spheripol) and copolymers (random and impact) in the TPO Reactor and employs over 100 people.

Houston - Sales Office

Located in Houston, the sales office serves Clients in North America with sales of basic petrochemical products.

Freeport - Oyster Creek Unit

Located in Freeport, Texas, this unit based on Spheripol technology produces 705 MM lbs./year of polypropylene (PP).

Seadrift - Seadrift Unit

Located in Seadrift, Texas, this unit based on UNIPOL technology produces 496 MM lbs./year of polypropylene (PP).


The administrative office is responsible for supporting the Ethylene XXI Project, which is responsible building the petrochemical complex to produce 1.05 million tons/year of high- and low-density polyethylene, with inauguration slated for 2015. Braskem partnered with Idesa, a Mexican petrochemical group, on the project.


The office located in Bogota is responsible for selling PE and PP.


The commercial and administrative offices are responsible for serving the Peruvian market.


This office is responsible for serving the Chilean market for PP and PE sales.


Braskem's first office to be opened outside of Brazil, the Buenos Aires office is responsible for serving the Argentine, Paraguayan, Uruguayan and Bolivian markets. It focuses on relationships with PP and PE Clients.


Braskem's headquarters in Europe is located in the Netherlands. The Braskem team in Rotterdam services clients in Europe with chemicals and petrochemicals.


Wesseling plant

Located near Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia this unit based on UNIPOL technology produces 240.000 t/year of polypropylene (PP).

Schkopau plant

Located near Leipzig, Saxony-Anhalt this unit based on Spheripol technology produces 360.000 t/year of polypropylene (PP).


Braskem's Singapore office is responsible for Client service in Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. It sells basic chemicals and petrochemicals.