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.


According to those involved in VinylPlus, the European PVC industry’s sustainable development programme, there needs to be an increase in sustainability awareness throughout the entire PVC chain. In an effort to achieve this, VinylPlus is seeking to establish as many links as possible with sister organizations, international partnerships, and NGOs. Last year, VinylPlus launched its product certification scheme. Under this scheme, companies can apply for certification to show that their operations are more sustainable than average.

Read more about the various goals at www.vinylplus.eu.


Shin-Etsu’s employees are a sporty bunch. This was demonstrated on 10 April, when three Shin-Etsu teams embarked on their annual tour de force: the Rotterdam Business Relay Marathon. Their finishing times varied between 4:12:11 and 3:39:05. Participants were able to have a well-deserved shower after the race in a hotel room sponsored by Shin-Etsu. This also offered them the opportunity to relax, talk about the competition and make plans for next year’s race.

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