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 Europe, at least 70% of PVC is used in construction applications. PVC is durable, and rigid PVC is also extremely strong. This combination of durability and strength makes PVC the most commonly used plastic in construction.

With thanks to PlasticsEurope (PEMRG) / Consultic / myCeppi.

During the spring production break, the vinyl chloride plant at Shin-Etsu’s Botlek site was given a significant upgrade. Two of the three oxy reactors were replaced. In this way, Shin-Etsu is investing in the future of PVC production in Rotterdam. You can watch a great video clip of this impressive mega job here.

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