Presence in South America
Unipar has two factories in Brazil, the plants of Cubatão and Santo André, in San Pablo, and a factory in Argentina, in the city of Bahía Blanca. With safety, respect for the environment and following strict quality standards, the three facilities are responsible for the production of 766,000 tons/year of Caustic Soda, 680,000 tons/year of Chlorine and 540,000 tons/year of PVC, among other products widely used in our industry.
The Cubatão complex is one of the most advanced plants producing Chlorine and Soda in the world. Located in the local industrial park, the factory is close to the port of Santos and the Anchieta-Imigrantes road system and contains a Protected Natural Area (RPPN) covering 7,000 square meters, recognized by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA). The RPPN is situated inside a 650,000 square-meter green space, which is seven times the size of the company’s industrial area. We have shown that it is possible to achieve a balance between environmental preservation and our operations.
Located in the region in Mercosur with the highest consumption of PVC, and close to the first petrochemical hub in Brazil, Capuava, our facilities in Santo André provide strategic supplies for the company’s production.
Situated near the port of Santos, the plant receives raw materials and delivers products to clients by sea. The region offers good train and road connections as well as an important source of electrical energy, which helps the plant produce chemistry with operational excellence.
With an area of 1,050,000 square meters and an unbeatable location, the Unipar complex in Bahía Blanca, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, provides all the necessary raw material for our production -gas, electricity and salt- in addition to easy access by road, train or boat to the different markets in the region.
Other available resources include deep-water ports of entry and exit that facilitate exports, and human resources, i.e. working people, that are highly skilled according to the local educational institutions.