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.


From PVC blood bags in medicine to the sustainable use of PVC in wind turbines, PVC has many applications in our daily lives. To increase knowledge about those applications, the British Plastics Federation has developed a publicity campaign together with VinylPlus. The campaign consists of twelve infographics, one for each month, which emphasizes the flexibility, sustainability, contribution to energy efficiency and the recyclability of PVC. The categories are: sustainability, circular economy, sports, CO2 reduction, entertainment, medical application, innovation, recycling, daily life, rescue work, safety and construction.

Monday 24 June a delegation of journalists from European trade magazines for chemistry and plastics visited our PVC factory in Pernis. Together with VinylPlus, Cefic, the European branch organization for the chemical industry, annually organizes a Media Field Trip for journalists from European trade journals for chemistry and plastics. Last year the trip went to Barcelona; this year to the Netherlands. On their first day they came to our PVC factory in Pernis. On the second day of the Media Field Trip, a visit to Draka Polymer Films and Kras Recycling was planned.

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