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.


PVC has many useful and fun applications, but one of the nicest is the vinyl gramophone record. And it is completely back. Research has even shown that vinyl sales will soon yield more money than CD sales.

The semi-annual figures of the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) show that vinyl is on the heels of the CD with $ 224 million. That yielded $ 247 million, but vinyl sales grew 12.9 percent in the first months of the year. If this trend continues, the 'old-fashioned' records will soon catch up with the CD.

Despite that, streaming in America, just like in the Netherlands, remains the largest source of income in terms of music sales. Yet some artists certainly benefit from the ‘album’ sales. Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and Queen sold over 100,000 LPs

Monday, August 6, the parts of our new EDC cracker arrived in Rotterdam from Spain. The ship was transported at an adjusted speed to our site in the Botlek. The new cracker will contribute to an energy reduction of eight percent.

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