Braskem inaugurates Latin America’s largest PVC plant
Braskem has inaugurated a PVC resin plant in Brazil which the group says is the largest in Latin America. The plant in Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas state, has annual production capacity of 200,000 tonnes. The inauguration ceremony on 17 August was attended by Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, and Teotonio Vilela Filho, the governor of Alagoas. The investment of 1bn real (€388m) in the plant is the largest ever made for a single project since Braskem was founded ten years ago.