Thanks to its performance in the carnauba wax export market, FONCEPI sales have showed steady growth. Over the past five years, exports increased from 1.100.150 kg in 1988, to 2.648.500 kg estimated for 1992 and 3.600.000,00 Kg in 2001. Raw material is harvested August thru January. The state of Piauí, where FONCEPI Type 3 plant is located, is responsible for 45% of the annual production of raw material, we are also in Ceará State with our Type 1 Plant strategically located in this area due to high quality Prime Yellow Raw Material found at this region. A permanently up-dated data system provides information on all the supplying areas.
A complete structure has been installed to ensure that the entire process, from raw material to final product, meets the most advanced quality standards. Incoming raw material must be approved by the plant’s central laboratories and a process control system has been set up to supervise every phase on the production floor. Final packed product, after inspection, is sealed with the correspondent certificate of analysis. Foncepi Waxes meet or exceed the requirements of the Food Chemical Codex IV, the JECFA/WHO, the European Pharm., 4th edition, USP 25 and DAB 10 for Carnauba Wax. Production batches are individually stamped with the corresponding batch number. Thus, when inventories are required, paper-work and information relating to each batch are easily traced.