Braskem SA


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Q2 2021 Braskem SA Earnings Release

Latest Developments


Braskem SA Joins University Of Illinois Chicago To Develop Route For Producing Ethylene

Brazil's Braskem reports Q2 net loss of 2.48 billion reais

Braskem Has Seen 20% Drop In Brazil Demand In April Compared With A Year Before, May Has Been Better Than Expected, Says CFO


About Braskem SA

Braskem S.A. produces thermoplastic resins. The Company's segments are Basic petrochemicals, Polyolefins, Vinyls, the United States and Europe, and Chemical distribution. It is also engaged in the import and export of chemicals, petrochemicals and fuels, the production, supply and sale of utilities such as steam, water, compressed air, industrial gases, the provision of industrial services, and the production, supply and sale of electric energy. It also invests in other companies, either as a partner or as shareholder. It operates over 40 industrial units, over 30 of which are located in the Brazilian states of Alagoas, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and Sao Paulo; over five are located in the United States, in the states of Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia, and over two are located in Germany, in the cities of Wesseling and Schkopau. These units produce thermoplastic resins–polyethylene, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride, as well as basic petrochemicals.


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Contact Info

Rua Eteno

N 1561, Polo petroquimico, Copec




Executive Leadership

Jose Mauro Mettrau Carneiro da Cunha

Chairman of the Board

Roberto Lopes Pontes Simoes

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Joao Cox

Vice Chairman of the Board

Pedro van Langendonck Teixeira de Freitas

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Procurement and Institutional Relation

Marcelo Arantes de Carvalho

Executive Officer and Head of People, Communication, Marketing and Sustainable Development

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Brazil's Novonor considers sale of Braskem's U.S. unit - report

Brazilian engineering company Novonor, formerly known as Odebrecht SA, is considering a separate sale of petrochemicals producer Braskem's U.S. business, newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo reported on Thursday.

EMERGING MARKETS-Peru's sol sinks as socialist presidency looks likely; Petrobras rallies

* Citi downgrades Peru to "market weight" * Window for a recovery Colombian peso fading - JPM * New Petrobras CEO seeks to maintain previous pricing policy * Braskem jumps on M&A speculation * EM assets set for lift after choppy start to 2021 - Blackrock (Updates prices)...

UPDATE 2-Former CEO of Brazil's Braskem pleads guilty in U.S. bribery case

A former chief executive of Braskem SA, Brazil's largest petrochemicals company, pleaded guilty on Thursday to involvement in what U.S. prosecutors called a 13-year bribery scheme that involved Braskem's parent, Odebrecht SA.

Brazil's Novonor resumes sale of petrochemical producer Braskem

Brazilian engineering company Novonor, formerly known as Odebrecht SA, said on Thursday it had resumed contacts with bidders to sell its controlling stake in petrochemical producer Braskem SA.

Brazilian residents sue Braskem in Dutch court over salt mines

Residents of Maceio have filed a lawsuit in a Dutch court against Brazilian petrochemicals company Braskem SA over cracks and sinking ground near salt mines in the Brazilian city, their legal representatives said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Braskem estimates $1.85 billion in provisions due to Alagoas disaster

Brazil's Braskem SA will record approximately 10.1 billion reais ($1.85 billion) in provisions related to an ongoing environmental disaster in the state of Alagoas and will restart operations at a PVC and chlorine soda plant in the state this quarter, the petrochemical producer...

Brazil's Petrobras seeks $152 mln from Odebrecht over Braskem dispute

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras is seeking 800 million reais ($152 million) in compensation from engineering group Odebrecht in arbitration proceedings over its alleged violation of the shareholders agreement in petrochemical company Braskem.

Braskem hires law firm in the U.S. for class action on Alagoas salt case: filing

Braskem SA was notified of a class-action lawsuit filed with the Federal Court of the District of New Jersey and has hired a law firm in the U.S. to represent the company, it said in a filing on late Monday.

Brazil's Petrobras says could beat its debt target for 2020: CEO

Brazil's Petrobras will keep its gross debt targets for 2020 amid the new coronavirus pandemic, but may eventually reduce it to lower levels depending on market conditions, Chief Executive Officer Roberto Castello Branco said on Tuesday.

Brazil's Braskem says 1,918 homes must be evacuated as mine crisis lingers

Brazilian petrochemical giant Braskem SA said on Thursday it had been told by authorities in northeastern Brazil that residents of 1,918 homes had to be evacuated due to a geological event it has been accused of causing, and it was making an additional 1.6 billion reais...

Brazil's Braskem to acquire solar power energy from Canadian Solar: statement

Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA <BRKM5.SA> has agreed to buy solar power energy from Canadian Solar Inc, according to a securities filing on Tuesday.

Brazil's Braskem files delayed 2019 20-F with the SEC

Brazilian petrochemical producer Braskem SA filed its delayed 20-F form relative to 2019, the company said in a filing late on Friday.

Brazil petrochemical producer Braskem has signed naphta supply contracts with Petrobras for Bahia, Rio Grande do Sul units- filing

Brazil's braskem says 5-year contracts will supply at least 650,000 tonnes of naphta- filing Brazil petrochemical producer braskem says has signed naphta supply contracts with petrobras for its units in bahia and rio grande do sul- filing (Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer)

Brazil's Braskem posts quarterly loss of $777 mln, amid forex swings, expenses

Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem SA reported on Wednesday a net loss of $777 million in the first quarter compared with a profit of $243 million a year ago, as foreign exchange oscillations led to higher financial expenses.

CEO of Brazil's Petrobras eyes end of year for Braskem stake sale

Brazil's Petrobras could sell its stake in petrochemical firm Braskem SA <BRKM5.SA> by the end of 2020, the head of the state-run oil company said during a webinar hosted by a Brazilian brokerage on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Braskem to cut Capex in 2020 by at least 10% -CFO

Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA expects to cut its Capex prediction for this year, of 3 billion reais ($578 million)is by at least 10%, Chief Financial Officer Pedro Freitas said in a webcast on Wednesday.

Brazil's Braskem to cut Capex in 2020 by at least 10% -CFO

Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA expects to cut its Capex prediction for this year, of 3 billion reais ($578 million)is by at least 10%, chief financial officer Pedro Freitas said in a webcast on Wednesday.

Brazil's Braskem eyes drawing down of US$1bn revolver: sources

Brazilian petrochemicals company Braskem is evaluating whether to draw down on its US$1bn revolving credit facility, according to a banking source and others.

Brazil's cracked city leaves corporate heavyweights on the hook

A sudden, violent tremor knocked José Rinaldo Januario to the floor of his kitchen one Saturday afternoon two years ago - a mystery given the Brazilian city of Maceio had little history of seismic activity.

UPDATE 1-Mexico eyes canceling Pemex, Braskem-Idesa ethane supply deal

Mexico is evaluating whether an ethane supply contract between state oil firm Pemex and Braskem-Idesa, a consortium held 70% by Brazil's Braskem and 30% by Mexico's Grupo Idesa, can be canceled, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday.

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