A 20-year trajectory of challenges, innovation and achievements


  • From the integration of Copene, OPP, Trikem, Proppet, Nitrocarbono and Polialden, Braskem was created on August 16, 2002
  • The Company has its shares listed on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3) and, in 2004, its ADRs begin trading on the NYSE
  • Braskem acquires Politeno, 3rd largest producer of PE in Brazil, increasing its resins capacity by 20% and starting the consolidation phase of the petrochemical industry in the Country
  • Braskem acquires the chemical and petrochemical assets of the Ipiranga Group, including the control of Copesul, thus progressing in the consolidation of the petrochemical sector in Brazil
  • In partnership with Petrobras, Braskem opens a PP plant in Paulínia, the Company’s first greenfield project
  • In May 2009, the merger of Petroquímica Triunfo into Braskem was approved
  • Creation of the Braskem-Idesa JV for the implementation of a petrochemical project in Mexico
  • Braskem announces acquisition of Quattor
  • Beginning of the internationalization process with acquisition of the Sunoco PP plants in the USA
  • Inauguration of green ethylene / PE plants at the petrochemical complex of Triunfo, Rio Grande do Sul
  • Acquisition of Dow Chemical’s PP assets in U.S. and Germany, becoming the largest producer of PP in the United States
  • Start-up of the new PVC unit in the state of Alagoas, with a capacity of 200 ktons/year
  • Start-up of the new butadiene plant at the Triunfo complex
  • Start-up of the Braskem Idesa complex in Mexico, a partnership with the Mexican company Idesa S.A.P.I., representing a milestone in the strategy of diversification of raw materials and internationalization
  • Braskem starts a new ultra-high molecular weight PE plant (UTEC®) in Texas, strengthening its presence in the Americas
  • Braskem starts a new PP facility in US, strengthening its leadership position in PP production in the region.

Braskem, in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, has made new commitments to improve people’s lives by creating sustainable chemical and plastic solutions. We have structured our macro-objectives in 7 different dimensions: Health and Safety, Economic and Financial Results, Elimination of Plastic Waste, Combating Climate Change, Operational Eco-efficiency, Social Responsibility and Human Rights and Sustainable Innovation. Learn about our global sustainability strategy.