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.


Members of the European PVC industry are voluntarily coordinating their efforts to achieve improvements in the areas of safety, health and the environment. Also this year at the HSE meeting accidents (as well as near-accidents) and incidents (as well as near-incidents) were discussed, and the details exchanged. We can avoid accidents and incidents in the future if we learn from one another.


Off-gases from Shin-Etsu’s oxy reactors are burned in an AkzoNobel treatment unit. This new, recently commissioned flue gas treatment unit absorbs HCl from these flue gases. It enables us to meet tightened emission requirements. Shin-Etsu is paying for this investment. The first measurements are very promising. They show that the new chimney is emitting no HCl whatsoever.


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 PVC sustainably and make a profit at the same time.