Chemicals & Petrochemicals
In 2009, Odebrecht is marking its 30th anniversary in the petrochemicals industry.
A major milestone in the Groupís presence in that sector was the creation of Braskem in 2002 through the consolidation of Odebrechtís numerous holdings in Chemicals & Petrochemicals companies.
Brazilís largest petrochemical company, Braskem exports to over 60 countries. In 2008, it produced about 11 million tonnes of basic and downstream petrochemical products and intermediate chemicals at its 18 units in the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Rio Grande do Sul and S„o Paulo.
Latin Americaís leading producer of thermoplastic resins (polyethylenes, polypropylene and PVC), this Odebrecht subsidiary has Petrobras as one of its main partners. Its shares are listed on the S„o Paulo, New York and Madrid stock exchanges. In 2008, Braskemís investments totaled USD 789 million.
Braskemís Share Structure
(% of Shares)
Financial indicators (in millions of USD)*
Braskemís share of the Brazilian thermoplastic resin market:
Braskemís Production Capacity
(in thousands of tonnes/year)
* BTX = Benzene, Toluene, Orthoxylene and Paraxylene
**Other = Mixed Xylene, MTBE, Coperaf, Butene 1, Dicyclopentadiene, Isoprene and C9 Solvent
114 Ammonium Sulfate
10,792,000 tonnes/year of chemical and petrochemical products
Bernardo Gradin, Entrepreneurial Leader (CEO) of Braskem