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.


In 2019, more than 771,000 tons of depreciated PVC were recycled. This is stated in the VinylPlus Progress Report 2020 that was published Thursday June 4. The total number of tons of recycled PVC, 771,313 to be precise, is an increase of 4.3 percent compared to 2018. This is another step closer to the target of 800,000 tons of recycled PVC by 2020. VinylPlus calculated that with the recycling 1.5 million tons of CO2 emissions have been saved. Demand for recycled hard PVC remained very high. 47 percent of the recycled PVC comes from written-off window profiles (363,137 tons). More than 5 percent comes from written-off PVC pipes (approx. 40,000 tons). Due to reduced exports to China, more flexible PVC was also available in Europe last year for recycling.

VinylPlus is the sustainability program of the entire PVC industry. PVC producers, manufacturers, additive suppliers and recycling companies participate in the program. Shin-Etsu is also affiliated with VinylPlus.

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.

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