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.

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Friday afternoon, March 20, personnel from our site in Pernis delivered 360 FFP3 masks and almost 1000 nitrile gloves to GP / Huisartsenposten Rijnmond. The resources can be used to protect medical personnel from corona contamination while performing their important work. A modest contribution given the huge shortages that exist at the moment, but every little bit helps. We are happy that we can also do something this way. The GP / Huisartsenposten Rotterdam provides emergency care in the evenings, at night and on weekends at four locations throughout Rotterdam, making it an important first safety net for possible corona infections. The resources will be deployed where they are most needed.

To positively influence the perception of plastics among the Dutch public, Rethink Plastics launched the Instagram campaign "Thanks in part to plastics and rubber" last week. Rethink Plastics is a joint initiative of the plastic-producing and plastic-processing industry in the Netherlands, to which Shin-Etsu is also a member. The intention of the new campaign is to show the applications of plastic and rubber with catchy images. And thus increase awareness among a larger audience. Instagram is primarily focused on visual expressions and Rethink wants to capture the value and applications of rubber and plastic products for the user in one image that is recognizable to everyone. Up to the summer holidays, a photo is posted twice a week on the Instagram account RethinkplasticsNL.

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