US Praxair to build plant to supply Braskem's Alagoas site in Brazil

13 July 2011 17:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Praxair’s will build an air separation plant in Brazil’s northeast Alagoas state to supply petrochemicals major Braskem with nitrogen and oxygen, the US-based industrial gases major said on Wednesday.

The 200 tonne/day plant, by Praxair’s Brazilian subsidiary White Martins, will supply Braskem's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) expansion in Alagoas, which is expected to start up in the second half of 2012, it said.

Praxair added that White Martins’ air separation plant is part of a 15-year supply contract with Braskem.

Praxair did not disclose when exactly the industrial gases plant is expected to start up or how much it will cost.

Braskem said in April it started building a 200,000 tonne/year PVC plant in Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas, where it already has an existing 260,000 tonne/year PVC plant.

For more on Praxair, Braskem and other producers visit ICIS company intelligence

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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