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Rio Claro, Brazil production plant

The Rio Claro, Brazil plant produces liquid organic peroxides that are used primarily in the production of plastic resins, polystyrene, polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC and polyester reinforced fiberglass, and acrylic resins.

Our plant also produces a variety of crosslinking peroxides that are used primarily in the production of elastomers and benzoyl peroxide used in acne medication and polystyrene. Additionally, we have a gas odorant and refrigerant gas filling station on site. Gas odorant blends are marketed by the Rio Claro plant to odorize odorless gases such as natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas. Refrigerant gases are marketed by the Rio Claro plant and are used wherever cooling or refrigeration are required, including home air conditioners and heat pumps, automobiles, commercial refrigeration, industrial refrigeration, chillers, and etc.

Key figures for 2016

# of employees 48
Local economic impact (Payroll / Utility / Property taxes paid annually) More than $1.1 million USD in 2015
Investment in the community $1,700 USD investment in 2015
● Donations
Investment in health, environment and safety $60,000 USD in approved capital investments in 2015 for health, safety, and environmental projects

● Groundwater monitoring (install and monitoring 3 more wells)

● Clarifier tank repair

● Biological reactor repair and waterproofing

Safety record  No injuries in the last 10 years that led to lost work time
Awards/Certifications for safety, environmental, and quality ISO 9001:2008
ISO 14001:2004
OHSAS 18001:2007
SA8000™:2008
● MSM SCIS Level 8

SA8000 is a trademark of Social Accountability International

Last updated: December 2, 2015

 

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