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|Originally published September 24, 2012, in Plastics News. Some data may have been updated.|
|(P)=Publicly Held N.A.=Not available|
|Products key: F = film, S = sheet; F and S listings are ordered according to the percentage of business each product group contributes to the company's total film and sheet sales.
While this ranking is designed to reflect sales from the manufacture, extrusion and calendering of film and sheet, figures for some companies include sales from conversion of products not actually made in-house.
|All information was provided by the companies, except where otherwise indicated.|
|* Midpoint of a company-provided range||** Company-provided estimate|
|E Plastics News and industry estimates. These figures were not provided by the company.|
|CURRENCY NOTE: All sales figures reported in foreign currencies have been converted to U.S. dollars using the average annual exchange rate for the 12 months of each company's fiscal year. For Canadian firms with fiscal years corresponding to calendar-year 2012, the following average annual rate was used: C$1=US$1.
All companies' fiscal years correspond to calendar-year 2012 unless otherwise noted.
|Top Film & Sheet Official||Ellen Kullman|
|Chairman & CEO|
|Film & Sheet Sales (millions $)|
|Most Recent Year||1,325E|
|Global Corporate Sales (millions $)|
|Most Recent Year||34,812|
|Breakout of Film & Sheet Sales||92% Film|
|Film & Sheet Employees||N.A.|
|North American Plants||8|
|North American Lines||N.A.|
|Annual resin throughput (millions lbs)||N.A.|
|Primary End Markets||Food packaging|
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