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.

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Shin-Etsu is inspected once a year for BRZO legislation compliance. During this inspection, supervisors will monitor the company’s environmental regulation, external safety, employee safety, fire safety and disaster response. This year’s inspection has now been completed and both Botlek and Pernis showed no violations.

From Monday, March 27th there will be a turnaround at Shin-Etsu. In this turnaround the entire plants in Pernis and Botlek, will be shut down for 5 weeks, due to maintenance. On Wednesday, March 15th,Shin-Etsu started with the take down of both plants, so there is enough time for emptying and clearing. This turnaround occurs every 4 years, and is always a very exciting period. Shin-Etsu started the preparations a year ago, to make sure that all goes according to plan. For example, only for location Botlek, the scaffolding has a volume of 30,000 cubic meters. Besides that, approximately 650 extra people will be present to make sure all is done on time. In the week of April 17th, the plants will be restarted.  

 

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