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Investments in Europe for sustainable growth that respects the environment.
To become an indispensible player on the European market, to have high-performance factories with the necessary critical mass, to be thequickest to seize the opportunities for development. There is no shortage of challenges for SolVin to maintain its leadership on the PVC market. To get there we must innovate and be more efficient every day. And we must also always invest intelligently to anticipate the future. Taking this approach will enable us to finalise an
agreement to construct the first factory entirely integrated for theproduction of vinyl on a global scale, in the Nizhny Novgorod region in Russia: RusVinyl LLC. It is no secret: Russia is booming. Its needs have become extremely important, particularly in the construction sector. Converters presently established in the region, and those wishing to become established, can both rely on the knowhow and technical expertise of our products, which will be sold under theSolVin name. SolVin has managed to
surround itself with solid local partners, particularly for raw material supplies (SIBUR is a subsidiary of the Gazprom group). Development in Eastern Europe will allow SolVin to seize opportunities for sustainable growth. A further 35 million Euros investment at the Jemeppe factory, to increase production of PVC by 75,000 tonnes will consolidate our positionin Western Europe and make Jemeppe one of the largest PVC and VC sites in Europe.
Finally, for SolVin growth has no sense unless at the same time everything is done to make the preservation of the environment and our climate our top priority. We want to reaffirm it in the present issue of Wave which is entirely devoted to the issue of PVC recycling. We also want to act in this direction. Thatthe reason why Vinyloop® Ferrara, our PVC recycling factory in Italy, has also been the subject of significant investment recently. These investments confirmed a remarkable development both in recycling capacities and in
increasing the value and reliability of our products. The stakes are enormous and enough to show that respect for the environment, economic growth and the creation of jobs areintimately linked.
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Pierre Tucoulat CEO
SolVin in a few words
A joint venture of Solvay and BASF, SolVin is the second largest European PVC resin manufacturer, with a capacity of 1.32 million tonnes and 6 production sites. SolVin produces different types of PVC for various everyday uses. The combined expertise of the two groups and the geographical distributionof SolVin’s production sites give the company the possibility to maintain safe delivery of products and associated services. SolVin has also, for a long time adopted a proactive approach in favour of respecting the environment by getting involved in the European Vinyl 2010® programme in particular.
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