Paranapanema S.A. is an independent producer of primary copper. The Company's activities include the production and trade of electrolytic copper, its by-products and related services, as well as semi-manufactured copper and its alloys products. The Company's products for the copper industry include cathode, rod, drawn wire, tubes and connections, rolled, wire, bar and profile, flexible cable, sulfuric acid, granulated slag and oleum. The Company has approximately three industrial plants, located in the Industrial Complex of Camacari, Dias d'Avila; in Santo Andre, and in Serra. The Company offers rods, such as copper rod and drilled square iron bar; wires, such as copper and brass wires, and drawn bare wire, and fitting, such as accessories, ELUMAPLAST connections, flanged connections and weldable connections. The Primary Copper Unit, located in Dias d'Avila, is engaged in casting and refinement of electrolytic copper under the Caraiba brand, and metallurgy of semi-finished.