Brazil’s Braskem attains record PP production in March

19 April 2012 15:38  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Brazil’s sole polypropylene (PP) producer, Braskem, reached record production in March,  the company said on Thursday.

Braskem's Brazil plants produced 150,621 tonnes of PP in March. The prior record was attained in October of 2010 was 150,270 tonnes, the company said.

Braskem has PP plants in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and Bahia states.

An important contributor to the March results was the Paulinia plant in Sao Paulo, which produced 32,704 tonnes of PP in March – a record for this facility that soon will be four years old.

The Paulinia plant has a nominal production capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year. The production volume obtained in March projects an annual capacity that could surpass the nominal value.

Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas. With 35 industrial plants distributed in Brazil, the US and Germany, the company produces more than 16m tonnes/year of thermoplastic resins and other petrochemical products.

With the inauguration of its 200,000 tonne plant of polyethylene (PE) from sugar-cane ethanol, the company became the largest producer of bio-polymers in the world.

By: George Martin
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