With a production capacity of more than 3 million tonnes, Shin-Etsu can without doubt regard itself as the world's largest PVC manufacturer. Production in the Netherlands takes place at two plants near Rotterdam: Botlek and Pernis. The commercial heart of the company is in Hilversum. Our customers use our PVC to make pipeline systems, window frames, flooring, cables and many other types of products. More about us.
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Sitting in your tutorial class, listening to your father give a presentation about his profession. How cool is that? More than twenty pupils from Edudelta College were there to hear Jordy’s father, Frans Kroeze, one of our operators, give a presentation on the PVC production process. He also pointed out that all of these processes ultimately result in everyday products like door-frames, window-frames, all kinds of piping, and dashboards.
Lockout-tagout (LOTO) is a safety procedure used to protect employees. This procedure has now been fully implemented at the PVC factory in Pernis. With LOTO, machines are physically locked to shield the employee from injury. The procedure reflects our vision that all accidents, occupational hazards and environmental and safety incidents are avoidable.