In January 1998, after acquiring the assets of the former Oxypar, Petrom – Petrochemicals Mogi das Cruzes began its activities, already occupying the market as the largest manufacturer of Phthalic Anhydride in Latin America, a position still maintained today.

At that time as a new company, Petrom had an annual production capacity of 50,000 tons of Phthalic Anhydride, 65,000 tons of plasticizers and 2,000 tons of Fumaric Acid.Subsequent investments, made to meet the growing demand for its raw materials, increased the annual production capacity of Phthalic Anhydride to 82,000 tons, Plasticisers up to 112,000 tons, Fumaric Acid up to 4,000 tons and Isoamyl Alcohol up to 18,000 tons.

Installed on a site of approximately 1 million square meters, on the Mogi-Bertioga Highway in the state of Sao Paulo, Petrom currently has a production area of 21 thousand square meters, where production is 100% committed to global standards of quality, safety and environmental responsibility.

To fully meet the most diverse and challenging needs of its clients, Petrom spares no effort in the pursuit of improvements and new solutions.
The research and development departments, to name but a few examples, create innovations in the areas of Alcohol-chemistry, Fine Chemistry and Green Chemistry.

Examples of such is the development of products from 100% renewable sources, especially for new bioplasticizers, a set of raw materials in line with a world that demands ecologically sustainable solutions.

In other words, a permanent response to market requirements under all circumstances is a top priority for Petrom. A true testament to this was the implementation of the Center for Development and Innovation as a strategic investment in 2008 even while undergoing the strains of the global financial crisis.


To be a profitable company, a reference in the Biobased market with innovative solutions and strategic alliances and also a relevant Phthalic Anhydride supplier.


Petrom aims to be recognized as a preferred supplier of its products while manufacturing within global standards of quality, safety and the environment and also seeking adequate return on capital through the use of best available technologies. The formation of strategic alliances, enabling means to retain customers, providing a high quality of life and personal development for its employees as well as acting with social responsibility in an integrated manner within the community.

Social Responsibility

Besides acting within its corporate priorities and promoting sustainable development within society, Petrom is constantly seeking to improve the quality of life in the communities around it. To do so, it creates, implements and coordinates social projects in the areas of education, environment, culture and urban development.