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Braskem Announces New Distribution Partnership with Nexeo Plastics

Philadelphia, Pa. - August 18, 2021 - Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK) ("Company"), the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas, as well as a market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, announces today its polypropylene (PP) filament and pellets for additive manufacturing are now available through Nexeo Plastics, LLC's ("Nexeo Plastics") online marketplace. Braskem's new distribution partnership with Nexeo Plastics, a leading global thermoplastic resins distributor, enables Braskem to extend its international distribution of PP filament and pellets for additive manufacturing to North America and Europe.

"We are focused on providing our customers with the most comprehensive portfolio of 3D materials and solutions," said Paul Tayler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexeo Plastics. "Our expanded partnership with Braskem will provide 3D printers with the innovative, quality materials they need."

Nexeo Plastics' 3D printing expertise, logistics network, and application knowledge helps customers find solutions that will improve printability performance, optimize costs, and achieve efficiencies. For more information or to purchase Braskem PP filaments and pellets through the Nexeo Plastics online marketplace, please visit www.nexeo3d.com/nexeo3d .

Braskem's polypropylene filaments and pellets are ideal for additive manufacturing based on its recyclability, impact strength, chemical resistance, and dimensional stability that has durable living hinge capabilities, as well as a lower density than other plastics. These properties make Braskem's polypropylene an attractive material for a wide range of 3D printing applications. As part of Braskem's ongoing commitment to innovation and to bringing new solutions to the additive manufacturing sector, in 2020, the company also invested in a dedicated additive manufacturing lab as part of an expansion of its Innovation & Technology (I&T) Center located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Jason Vagnozzi, Braskem Commercial Director of Additive Manufacturing, stated, "Our new partnership with Nexeo Plastics marks an important moment for our Additive Manufacturing business as we extend the international reach of our products across the European market through Nexeo Plastics' comprehensive online marketplace. We are excited to have our products more broadly available to better serve the fast-growing 3D printing markets and reach new customers. Our polypropylene has exceptional properties over other materials, and our partnership with Nexeo Plastics will help further strengthen the great potential we see for the global additive manufacturing market."

Braskem's filaments are designed with the end user in mind, making them a great choice for rapid prototyping, custom product design, light weighting, optimizing geometries, and designing spare parts. Braskem filaments are available in both 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameters to fit a wide range of printer applications.

For more information about Braskem's additive manufacturing portfolio including filaments, powders for fused filament fabrication (FFF), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and high-speed pellet extrusion, please visit https://www.braskem.com/usa/3d-printing .

 

ABOUT NEXEO PLASTICS

Nexeo Plastics is a leading global thermoplastic resins distributor, representing quality products from world-class suppliers, and serving a diverse customer base across North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. From material selection assistance to identifying supply chain and inventory solutions, we go beyond traditional logistics to provide value-added services across many industries, including 3D printing, automotive, healthcare, packaging, wire and cable, and more. Learn more at www.nexeoplastics.com and www.nexeo3d.com/nexeo3d .