Brazil's Braskem to start up PVC, VCM plants in April, May

31 August 2011 20:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SAO PAULO (ICIS)--Brazil-based Braskem plans to start up its new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plants in the state of Alagoas in April and May, respectively, the company said on Wednesday.

The start up of the plants was initially scheduled for May and June, the company added.  

The plants will cost Brazilian reais (R)1bn ($629m, €434m).

The PVC plant will have a capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year, increasing the total PVC capacity at Alagoas to 460,000 tonnes/year.

Currently, Braskem’s total PVC capacity exceeds 500,000 tonnes/year, produced mainly at its plants in Alagoas and Bahia, according to the company.

($1 = R1.59)
($1 = €0.69)

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By: Hellen Berger
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