White Martins signs new, 15-year contract with Braskem

White Martins signs new, 15-year contract with Braskem

4:38 PM, 14th July 2011
White Martins signs new, 15-year contract with Braskem


DANBURY, US: White Martins, the Brazil-based subsidiary of Praxair Inc, has signed a 15-year agreement to supply nitrogen and oxygen to Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas by capacity and the world’s largest producer of biopolymers.

White Martins will build and operate a new cryogenic on-site air separation plant with a capacity of 200 tonne per day. The plant will supply Braskem’s expanded polyvinyl chloride unit in the state of Alagoas, in Brazil’s Northeast region. Braskem has invested an estimated R$1 billion in the new industrial unit the highest ever made by Braskem in a single project in Brazil which is scheduled to start operations in the first half of 2012.

“White Martins’ partnership on this project was essential, since, in order to expand our production, we will use a new technology that requires oxygen supply,” said Marcelo Cerqueira, Business Director, Vinyls, Braskem.

“We are proud to be selected by Braskem to take part in this major project that is so important to the economy of both Alagoas state and Brazil,” said Domingos Bulus, President, White Martins.

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