Created in August 2002 by the integration of six companies from Odebrecht Group and the Mariani Group, Braskem is currently the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the largest producer of polypropylene in the United States. Its production focuses on polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polyvinylchloride (PVC) resins, in addition to basic chemical inputs such as ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, toluene, chlorine, soda, and solvents, among others. Together, they make up one of the most comprehensive portfolios in the industry by also including the green polyethylene produced from the sugarcane, from 100% renewable sources.

Braskem is part of the chemical and petrochemical industry, which has a significant share in several supply chains and is essential for economic development. In this context, chemistry and plastics contribute to creating sustainable solutions to improve the lives of people in sectors such as housing, food, and mobility.

Learn more about Braskem’s initiatives in Chemicals and Plastics .

Business model

Braskem is the only integrated petrochemical company for the first and second generation of thermoplastic resins in Brazil. This translates into competitive advantages, such as production scale and operational efficiency.

The first generation produces basic petrochemicals such as ethylene and propylene from naphtha, natural gas, and ethane. These compounds are crucial to the second generation, which involves the production of thermoplastic resins (PE, PP, and PVC), later used by the third-generation processors.

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Raw Materials


Basic Petrochemicals


Thermoplastic Resins


Plastics converters

Naphtha, Condensate, Natural Gas and Ethanol

Added value competitiveness

Summary of Braskem

Braskem's units are present in Brazil, the United States, Mexico and Germany, in addition to 16 regional offices in other countries in order to develop partnerships and create integrated solutions for the Customer.

40 industrial units: 29 are located in Brazil, in the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, and São Paulo. Five are located in the United States, two in Germany, and four in Mexico. Customers in more than 70 countries on all continents.

Over 16 million metric tons per year of thermoplastic resins and other chemicals.

The best public company by CDP Brazil (Carbon Disclosure Project) in the Transparency category.
Participation in the 11th portfolio of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of BM&FBovespa.
Fourth consecutive time in the Carbon Efficient Index Portfolio (ICO2) of BM&FBovespa.
Transparency Trophy – Anefac
A Melhor da Química e Petroquímica (“The Best of Chemicals and Petrochemicals”) – Época Negócios
As Melhores da Dinheiro (“The Best of Dinheiro”): Chemical and Petrochemical industry – Isto É Dinheiro.

Fourth consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index
The 4th most innovative company in Brazil by the Valor magazine Value and consulting firm Strategy&
Fast Company magazine – one of the world’s 50 most innovative companies
The Company of Dreams for Youth in Mexico by Cia de Talentos