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.


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

In 2004 the management approved the phased replacement of all pneumatic field instrumentation and pneumatic control equipment. This allows us to achieve the desired high level of operating reliability  and facilitates optimum process operations. In six phases, the plant is receiving new instrumentation unit by unit. The conversion of all instrumentation and control systems  is mostly being conducted while the plant remains operational. That’s an achievement to be proud of. Completion of this major control-room modernization marks the finish of the re-instrumentation at the VCM plant.

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 PVC sustainably and make a profit at the same time.