Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
We are the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, based on annual production capacity of our 29 plants in Brazil, five plants in the United States and two plants in Germany as of December 31, 2012. We are the only producer of ethylene, polyethylene and polypropylene in Brazil. We produce a diversified portfolio of petrochemical and thermoplastic products and have a strategic focus on thermoplastic resins, including polyethylene, polypropylene and PVC. We are also the third largest Brazilian-owned private sector industrial company, based on net sales revenue in 2011 (the latest year for which such information is available). We recorded net sales revenue of R$35,513.4 million and a net loss of R$738.3 million during the year ended December 31, 2012. As of December 31, 2012, our business operations were organized into four production business units, which corresponded to our principal production processes, products and services. ... More ...