Braskem training workers for complex in Mexico

By Bob Moser
PLASTICS NEWS CORRESPONDENT

Published: April 12, 2013 2:01 pm ET
Updated: April 12, 2013 2:03 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Materials Suppliers, Education & Training

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — Braskem SA, leading producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the world's largest biopolymers producer, is partnering with top technical schools from Brazil and Mexico to begin training new employees in May to work at the Braskem Idesa petrochemical complex, slated to open in Veracruz, Mexico, in 2015.

The company will transfer its operator training program that has been established in Brazil with public technical college SENAI, and will partner with Mexico's Universidad Tecnológica del Sureste Veracruz (UTSV). The first Mexican class will have 140 students train for five months, with a focus on plant assembly in addition to operations, to aid in the facility's construction.

Braskem's training program has included BRL1.2 million (US$605,938) in annual investment to support hiring at 29 industrial plants in Brazil. Roughly 400 new plant operations employees are expected to be trained over 18 months to work in the Mexican ethylene and polyethylene complex, which is expected to be operational by July 2015.

Braskem increased its stake in the Mexican joint venture project in late December from 65 percent to 75 percent, with Mexican petrochemical partner Grupo Idesa SA de CV dropping from 35 percent to 25 percent.


Comments

Braskem training workers for complex in Mexico

By Bob Moser
PLASTICS NEWS CORRESPONDENT

Published: April 12, 2013 2:01 pm ET
Updated: April 12, 2013 2:03 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Barington may force a vote for Omnova board at annual meeting

January 28, 2015 3:52 pm ET

It looks like the battle between Omnova Solutions and an activist investor is heading to a vote.    More

Image

PolyOne sees sales, earnings per share climb, profit decline

January 28, 2015 3:00 pm ET

North American compounding leader PolyOne Corp. posted record adjusted earnings per share in 2014, even as the firm's sales saw modest growth and its ...    More

Image

China XD to catch up on Sichuan project

January 28, 2015 2:41 pm ET

Automotive compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: CXDC) has been working on its fourth production base in Nanchong, Sichuan province since...    More

Image

Sika opens negotiations to acquire Axson Technologies

January 28, 2015 12:17 pm ET

Specialty chemicals maker Sika AG has entered into exclusive negotiations with Axson SAS management and shareholders to acquire its epoxy and...    More

Image

Citadel opens second compounding facility in China, near Shanghai

January 27, 2015 3:22 pm ET

Citadel Plastics Inc., the American manufacturer of thermoplastic and engineered composite compounds, has opened its second facility in China, outside...    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Automotive: Innovation & Emerging Trends

This special report newly released by PN and sponsored by The Conair Group examines current trends in the use of plastics in automotive, materials innovations and the changing landscape. It includes a review of legislative/regulatory activity impacting vehicle development and lightweighting, market opportunities & challenges for mold and toolmakers, innovative design strategies being implemented by major OEMs and suppliers, as well as a review of key indicators in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and China.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events