Brazil Braskem's new BD plant is running at capacity

20 June 2012 20:44  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Brazilian petrochemicals maker Braskem is running its new butadiene (BD) plant in Triunfo at full capacity, the company said on Wednesday.

The facility in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul has 103,000 tonnes/year of capacity, Braskem said, adding that the plant took a total of Brazilian reais (R) 300m ($148m, €117m) in investments.

The company said it has started the unit 50 days ahead of schedule.

Braskem plans to formally inaugurate the plant next month, it said.

The company has three other plants in Brazil with a combined BD capacity of around 420,000 tonnes/year.

($1 = R2.03)
($1 = €0.79)

For more on Braskem’s plants visit ICIS plants and projects
Follow William on Twitter


By: William Lemos
+1 713 525 2653



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

ICIS news FREE TRIAL
Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index