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.


French designer Christophe Machet has started a project called Pipeline. He utilised the PVC pipes’ pre-existing curvatures to form the backrests and frames of the chairs, and chose plywood to provide for the chairs’ seats and legs. The chair frame is created using a specially designed CNC machine, that is used to cut the pipe into standardised pieces, allowing for the product to be quickly and easily assembled on demand. The PVC pipe chair frames are then painted in white, yellow and red shades. Source: WonderfulVinyl.

VinylPlus is the sustainability program of the European PVC-industry. The video below gives insight in the key features of the program.


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