Innovative Company

To Braskem, innovation is the path to its survival, growth and perpetuity. With a team of 300 professionals dedicated exclusively to researching and developing new products, two Innovation & Technology Centers and 23 laboratories, Braskem is constantly working to ensure its sustainable economic growth.

In 2014, Braskem was recognized as one of the world's 50 most innovative companies, based on the ranking compiled annually by the magazine Fast Company. The only Brazilian company to figure in the ranking, Braskem was recognized for its research in products made from renewable resources, known a green plastic .

Innovation in Numbers

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2 TECHNOLOGY
AND INNOVATION CENTERS

located in Triunfo (RS) and Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)

23 laboratórios

23 LABORATORIES

and 7 pilot plants

300 profissionais especializados

300 SPECIALIZED

professionals

850 documentos de patentes depositados no Brasil e no exterior

903 PATENTS
FILED

in Brazil and abroad

260 projetos no pipeline

276 PROJECTS IN THE INNOVATION
& TECHNOLOGY PIPELINE

to meet the needs of various business areas

Learn about the latest innovations

Green isoprene

As part of its focus on renewable chemicals, Braskem signed a technological cooperation agreement with the U.S. renewable products company Amyris and French tire maker Michelin to develop technology for the production of biobased isoprene, a chemical feedstock used by the tire industry, and other rubbers. The technology is developed from plant sugars, such as those found in sugarcane and cellulosic feedstocks.

Green butadiene

Braskem continues to make progress on the joint development of a new technology for the production of biobased butadiene in partnership with Genomatica, a U.S. biotechnology company. Signed in 2013, the agreement aims to supply green butadiene primarily to the synthetic rubber market, whose demand today is met basically by naphtha-based butadiene.