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2009-08-12 08:25:00

SAO PAULO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BRASKEM S.A. (BOVESPA: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the leading company in the thermoplastic resins industry in Latin America and third-largest resin producer in the Americas, announces today its results for the second quarter of 2009 (2Q09). HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PERIOD: -- Higher Sales Volume in all markets and products: domestic resin sales were 27% higher than in 1Q09, while sales of basic petrochemicals grew by...

2009-05-06 08:11:00

SAO PAULO, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BRASKEM S.A. (NYSE: BAK; BOVESPA: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; LATIBEX: XBRK), the leading company in the thermoplastic resins industry in Latin America and third-largest resin producer in the Americas, announces today its results for the first quarter of 2009 (1Q09). HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PERIOD: -- With the recovery in demand, especially in the export market, Braskem gradually increased its capacity utilization during 1Q09, with production...

2009-04-27 10:18:00

HOUSTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) recently completed the Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) on LyondellBasell Industries, the first company report of the 2009 Edition. The report includes strategic direction and corporate overviews, global chemical business operations/positions, chemical manufacturing site descriptions and chemical product material balances for the chemical businesses of LyondellBasell Industries. An added feature of this report is CMAI's...

2009-03-05 07:34:00

SAO PAULO, March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BRASKEM S.A. (BOVESPA: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the leading company in the thermoplastic resins industry in Latin America and third-largest resin producer in the Americas, announces today its results for 4Q08 and 2008. -- EBITDA grows to R$633 million in 4Q08, with EBITDA margin of 15.4%, expanding by 1.8 p.p. on the previous quarter. -- Net income impacted by foreign exchange variation. The effects from...

2009-02-12 10:44:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) recently completed the Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) on Mitsubishi Chemical, the sixth company report of the 2008 Edition. The report includes strategic direction, financial overviews, global chemical business operations/positions, chemical manufacturing site descriptions and chemical product material balances for the chemical businesses of Mitsubishi Chemical. (Photo:...

2008-12-17 16:53:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Braskem (BOVESPA: BRKM3, BRKM5, BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the leading company in the thermoplastic resins industry in Latin America and third-largest resin producer in the Americas, announces that its Board of Directors has approved the Green Polyethylene Project. This project, for which investment of R$500 million was approved, will produce ethylene and polyethylene from sugarcane ethanol, with operational startup scheduled for...

2008-10-23 18:00:20

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) and Chemical Week announced today that Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Industry, Qatar, and Chairman and Managing Director, Qatar Petroleum will keynote the Middle East's largest petrochemicals event. The GPCA and Chemical Week also announced several other industry leaders who will be speaking at the event. Organized by the GPCA and co-organized by Chemical Week, the Third Annual GPCA Forum...

2008-09-29 09:00:43

NEW YORK and LONDON, September 29 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS Chemical Business magazine has unveiled the ICIS Company of the Year - US-based fertilizer producer Mosaic. "The ICIS award goes to a worthy winner that has booked a tremendous increase in net profits for its most recent financial year, which ended on May 31, 2008," said Joseph Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business. "We congratulate Mosaic and its president and CEO Jim Prokopanko for a stellar financial performance." For...

2008-09-25 09:00:42

HOUSTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) recently completed the Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) on Total SA (Chemicals), the fourth company report of the 2008 Edition. The report includes strategic direction, financial overviews, global chemical business operations/positions, chemical manufacturing site descriptions and chemical product material balances for the chemical businesses of Total SA. (Photo:...

2008-09-24 18:00:32

Nagoya, Sept. 24 (Jiji Press)--Japanese trader Toyota Tsusho Corp. said Wednesday it will sell in Asia, including Japan, polyethylene to be mass-produced from sugarcane by leading Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem SA by 2011. It will be the first time in the world for polyethylene of plant origin to be produced on an industrial scale. Of the Brazilian company's planned annual output of some 200,000 tons, the Japanese trader will sell around 50,000 tons for use in cosmetics packaging,...


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