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.


The thirteenth edition of the Brighton PVC Conference, which took place in late April, was attended by over 500 participants, making it one of the most successful editions to date. Shin-Etsu was represented by delegations from Pernis and Japan, as well as by CIRES, one of our affiliates. The programme featured two contributions by Shin-Etsu: a talk about the absorption of plasticizers in PVC and a poster presentation by the CIRES delegation, which introduced a recently developed PVC with an extraordinarily high chain length.

Did you know that the Port of Rotterdam handles a total of 461.2 million tons of cargo, making it the largest port in Europe?

A total of 29,022 ocean-going vessels, 105,000 inland waterway vessels, 7,413,548 container ships and 12,385,168 TEU container ships pass through the port of Rotterdam. This means that Rotterdam is the number one port in Europe, and number nine in the world. On five separate occasions, the Netherlands’ port infrastructure has been declared the best in the world. There is every reason to be proud of that!

Source: www.portofrotterdam.com

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