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.


BureauLeiding, known as knowledge center for the Dutch professional which applies and removes plastic pipes, launched a brand new website. Visit their ‘Kennisdossier’ pages with loads of news items on the design and construction. Their  ‘BIS - Buizen Inzamel Systeem’ page is designed to help professionals recycle plastic pipes of all kinds. The page allows the professional to contribute to the Circular Economy within the branch with ease.

The use of HR +++ glass requires window profiles that can support the heavier panes. Thanks to the innovation efforts of the window profile manufacturers PVC is still the only plastic that is able to meet the high standards set for this application.

Increased insulation and recycling demands lead to innovation in the window profile industry. One of the ways to achieve a better insulation is the use of HR +++ glass, or triple glass. This has consequences for the profiles themselves. In addition to an equivalent improvement in insulation value, they must also be able to handle the greater weight. Reinforcement with steel is counterproductive because it causes an increased thermal conductivity. Therefore manufacturers reinforce their window profiles for example with glass fibers in larger profiles.

Another important source of innovation is recycling by co-extrusion. This is a manufacturing process in which an inner layer of recycled material is used without compromising the quality of the window profile. The innovations involve besides the manufacturing of profiles also their recycling, which is becoming increasingly tailored.

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