Braskem inaugurates new PVC plant in Brazil

Braskem inaugurates new PVC plant in Brazil

10:30 AM, 20th August 2012
Braskem inaugurates new PVC plant in Brazil
Carlos Fadigas, CEO, Braskem.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: Braskem recently inaugurated its new PVC plant in Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas. The investment of R$1 billion is the largest ever made for a single project since the company’s founding ten years ago. With annual production capacity of 200 ktonne, it is the largest PVC plant in Latin America.

The new unit makes Alagoas the largest PVC-producing state in the country and reinforces Braskem’s commitment to its clients and to the development of the state’s chemicals and plastics chain. The plant complements the approximately 60 companies installed in the complex, which generates some 10,000 direct and indirect jobs.

“The inauguration of this unit is fundamental for meeting demand from our clients throughout Brazil operating in strategic sectors of the economy, such as home building, sanitation and infrastructure. With this new plant, we reaffirm our commitment to the development of both the state of Alagoas and Brazil,” said Carlos Fadigas, CEO, Braskem.

The plant took 2 years to build and consumed 30,000 cubic metre of concrete, 3,000 tonne of tubing and around 800 kilometre of cabling. “In addition to its increasingly stronger and more dynamic domestic market, Brazil is a country that is rich in natural resources, such as oil, natural gas and biomass. Braskem’s objective is to invest in projects that ensure these resources are used by Brazilian manufacturers to serve our domestic market,” said Fadigas.

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