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.


Did you know that nineteen of the twenty-five largest chemical companies in the world have production sites in the Netherlands? With sites at Pernis and Botlek, Shin-Etsu rightly deserves its place in this group.

Want to know what is going on in the chemicals industry, and what solutions it offers to social problems? Are you looking for a job, a study programme, or material for a verbal presentation? Then why not visit ‘Chemistry is everywhere’ ?

The website is managed by the Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry, of which Shin-Etsu is a member.

In creating the VinylPlus sustainable development programme, the European PVC industry has set itself an ambitious recycling goal. In 2014 481,018 tonnes of PVC was recycled. This is in line with the goal of 800,000 tons in 2020. The greatest recycling successes involved window frames, door frames, and floors.

Read more about recycling initiatives at www.vinylplus.eu

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