“Braskem is always looking for ways to evolve our portfolio and make it accessible for our clients. Our storefront on Knowde is an important part of our commercial strategy because it gets us closer to clients by providing them with a modern digital experience and ready access to information for making informed choices about raw materials.”
Mark Nikolich, CEO, Braskem America
“For the first time ever, buyers can search, learn, engage, sample, quote and purchase from every major producer on earth, all in one place with Knowde. Having a company like Braskem America – the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States – expand its storefront demonstrates the continuing impact that Knowde is having on the chemical industry.”
Ali Amin-Javaheri, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Knowde
Leading chemical company Braskem expands Knowde storefront
SAN JOSE, CA – MARCH 24, 2021 – Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and a leading producer of biopolymers in the world, has significantly expanded its storefront on Knowde, the world’s leading marketplace for ingredients, polymers and chemistry.
“Braskem is always looking for ways to evolve our portfolio and make it accessible for our clients,” said Mark Nikolich, CEO, Braskem America. “Our storefront on Knowde is an important part of our commercial strategy because it gets us closer to clients by providing them with a modern digital experience and ready access to information for making informed choices about raw materials.”
Knowde connects companies like Braskem to tens of thousands of research and development (R&D) and procurement professionals worldwide. Braskem’s storefront features nearly 150 products that serve nine industries, including Printing & Packaging, Food & Nutrition, Home & Personal Care, Healthcare & Pharma, Automotive & Transportation, Building & Construction and Agriculture & Feed. The company’s recently launched 3D printing polymers and expanded I’m green™ portfolio of recycled plastics are featured brands on Braskem’s new storefront.
“For the first time ever, buyers can search, learn, engage, sample, quote and purchase from every major producer on earth, all in one place with Knowde,” said Ali Amin-Javaheri, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Knowde. “Having Braskem America – the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States – expand its storefront shows the continuing impact that Knowde is having on the chemical industry.”
Buyers can search by chemistry, application, function, technical properties and more in order to find the right product quickly and shorten time-to-market for new product development.
Currently, buyers are using Knowde to conduct 295,000 searches and request nearly 6,000 samples and 1,200 quotes. On average, Knowde generates one qualified sales lead every five minutes.
Knowde supports buyers with KnowdeConcierge™, a unique service that provides 24/7 access to expert advice and insight on all manufacturer, brand and product pages. Suppliers like Braskem America benefit from targeted digital marketing and social media campaigns and robust analytics.
Sign-up for R&D and procurement professionals is free at www.knowde.com.
Manufacturers interested in having a storefront on Knowde can contact Dan Haas, Chief Commercial Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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With a global vision of the future oriented towards people and sustainability, Braskem is committed to contributing to the value chain for strengthening the Circular Economy. The petrochemical company’s almost 8,000 team members dedicate themselves every day to improve people’s lives through sustainable chemicals and plastics solutions. Braskem has an innovative DNA and a comprehensive portfolio of plastic resins and chemical products for diverse segments, such as food packaging, construction, manufacturing, automotive, agribusiness, healthcare and hygiene, among others. With 40 industrial units in Brazil, the United States, Mexico and Germany, and net revenue of R$58.5 billion (US$11.4 billion), Braskem exports its products to clients in more than 100 countries.
Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, and operations in Boston focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. For more information, visit www.braskem.com/usa.
Located in Silicon Valley, Knowde is a digital marketplace built for chemistry. As Amazon, eBay and others have modernized and changed the way we research and buy products, so too is Knowde bringing this same revolutionary change to the world of ingredients, polymers and chemistry. For additional information about Knowde, visit www.knowde.com.
Interested in an interview with Mark Nikolich, CEO, Braskem America? Please contact Stacy Torpey at email@example.com.
Interested in an interview with Knowde CEO Ali Amin-Javaheri? Please contact John Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.