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 participates in Operation Clean Sweep, an international sustainability program and one of the initiatives to stop the plastic pollution of the world's seas. The employees of our PVC factory work 24/7 to prevent emissions of PVC powder to the environment. For example, we load bulk trucks through a closed loading system, which prevents spills from finer powders. We keep our factory site clean according to the Japanese 5S method for order and cleanliness. That is our contribution to Operation Clean Sweep for which the 2018 Annual Report was published this week.

How can PVC be reused in urban agriculture? With financial support from VinylPlus, the Danish branch organization PVC Informationsrådet has developed a prototype for this together with the University of Aarhus. The study by architects Kaare Sølvsten and Maja Sønderskov makes it clear that city gardens can contribute to improving the climate and that PVC waste can be given a new application. The municipality of Aarhus and Wavin, producer of plastic pipe systems, have set up a number of city gardens where PVC has been reused. You can read more about the study and those projects in this brochure.

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