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.


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.

Reducing emissions is one of the five objectives of the European Vinylplus sustainable development programme. Shin-Etsu is helping towards achieving these objectives, by keeping the systems properly closed and by burning vent gases, for example. To improve things even more, we are now focusing on the moments that we open the installations, such as during maintenance shutdowns. With extra technical facilities and a few modifications to the way we work, we are now better placed to remove the product from the installations before opening them. This is all in keeping with our aim for a healthy and good-quality workplace, without causing any inconvenience to our local surroundings.

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