Factory Resumption

Pontal da Barra Unit Reactivated with Imported Salt

Braskem resumed production of chlorine, caustic soda and dichloroethane at its Pontal da Barra unit in February 2021. Activities had been paralyzed since May 2019.

The new operation is being conducted with salt purchased from Chilean licensed mines since Braskem has terminated rock salt extraction operations in the city and is now working on closing the wells.

The company invested BRL 60 million in technological and infrastructure adjustments at the Pontal da Barra plant and road and port logistics to integrate the salt transport process.

The raw material from the Chilean licensed deposits arrives at the Port of Maceió, where it is stored and then transferred to the plan by trailers that circulate during business hours.

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Resuming the operation and adopting best practices regarding people's safety, health, and respect for the environment will enable the company to continue contributing to Alagoas's social and economic development, allowing the preservation of more than 2,500 qualified jobs.

The integrated production of PVC and caustic soda between the Maceió and Marechal Deodoro units fosters the chemical and plastic production chain in the State, engaging about 40 other industries in strategic industries, such as the hospital industry and civil construction.