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 Shin-Etsu football team are once again the proud winners of the RAS tournament: an annual tournament for company teams from the Shell Pernis business park, home to our PVC production plant. The men of Shin-Etsu are traditionally favourites to win the competition and this year was no exception. In their brand new strip they more than lived up to their formidable reputation, clinching victory in the final with a 1-0 win over Hexion.


How do you make electrical wire from a small amount of PVC powder and dye? Over 60 preparatory secondary vocational education students and their teachers from the Shipping and Transport College in Rotterdam found out the answer to this question during the Week of Process Engineering. They toured the laboratory, the control room and Shin-Etsu’s workshop at the Pernis location. Several days prior to the visit, Shin-Etsu employees went to the school to give a guest lecture about the process industry, their own profession and working at Shin-Etsu.

 Experience the challenge of running a company that produces
 PVC sustainably and make a profit at the same time.