June 03, 2020

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LyondellBasell and Odebrecht S.A. end discussions regarding Braskem acquisition

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, announced it has ended discussions with Odebrecht S.A. concerning the potential acquisition of Braskem, the only integrated petrochemical company in Brazil. Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht S.A. is the controlling shareholder of São Paulo-based Braskem. “The combination of LyondellBasell and Braskem is compelling […]

June 11, 2019
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Braskem begins operation in Boston to strengthen its renewable chemicals strategy

Brazil’s Braskem announced its expanded focus on the research, development and commercialization of chemicals and materials sourced from renewable feedstocks. Braskem started a new operation in Boston, Mass., U.S.A., focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. The activities will include biotechnology and material science R&D, business and market development as well as […]

April 23, 2018