ABOUT VYNOVA BELGIUM

Located in the heart of Europe, our Tessenderlo site produces ethylene dichloride (EDC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), two essential building blocks for the production of PVC. Other key products include caustic soda (NaOH) and potassium hydroxide (KOH), basic chemicals that our customers use to make a wide range of end products for daily life.

The EDC and VCM produced in Tessenderlo are transported to the Vynova production sites in Beek (Netherlands), Mazingarbe (France) and Wilhelmshaven (Germany), where they are turned into PVC through a process of polymerisation. The Tessenderlo site is very well located with excellent access to logistic facilities and export markets. The site is connected by pipeline with our plant in Beek, by rail with our Mazingarbe site and by ship with our Wilhelmshaven plant.

Vynova Belgium also provides a wide range of operating services to other companies present on the site such as Tessenderlo Group and INEOS ChloroToluenes.

Although Vynova itself is a young company, the history of our Tessenderlo site dates back more than 100 years. Since 1892, it has grown from a small chemicals processing factory to one of the region’s most prominent employers with more than 500 committed employees. Discover the most important milestones in our history further down this page.

As a responsible manufacturer, Vynova Belgium is certified for the ISO 9001 quality management standards and the ISO 14001 standards for environmental management.

FACTS AND FIGURES

EMPLOYEES

Ca. 540

 SURFACE AREA

Ca. 53 ha

ON-SITE PRODUCTION

Since 1892

 PRODUCTS MADE ON-SITE

Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM), Ethylene Dichloride (EDC), Caustic Soda (NaOH), Potassium Hydroxide (KOH), Potassium Carbonate (K2CO3), Hydrochloric Acid (HCl), Chlorine (Cl2), Hydrogen (H2), Sodium Hypochlorite (NaCIO)

OUR HISTORY

2017

Vynova initiates a major expansion of the membrane caustic soda (NaOH) electrolysis unit in Tessenderlo.

2016

Construction starts on a new world-scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) membrane plant.

2015

The site is acquired by International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG). Vynova is founded. The  new company comprises the Tessenderlo site as well as sites in Wilhelmshaven (Germany), Mazingarbe (France), Beek (the Netherlands), Runcorn (UK) and an affiliated site of ICIG in Thann (France).

2011

The site is sold by Tessenderlo Chemie and becomes a part of INEOS ChlorVinyls.

2006

A new membrane electrolysis facility for the production of caustic soda (NaOH) is built, a 150 million euros investment.

2006

Start-up of a new unit for the production of ethylene dichloride (EDC) featuring unique innovative energy-efficient technology.

1972

Start-up of a second VCM plant and new electrolysis unit, doubling the site’s production capacity for VCM.

1969

Produits Chimiques de Tessenderlo (later renamed Tessenderlo Chemie) and the Dutch firm DSM found the joint venture Limburgse Vinyl Maatschappij to produce vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), the basic building block for the production of PVC.

1942

Tragedy strikes when a major explosion takes place on the site, taking the lives of 189 people and injuring more than 900 others. The disaster was caused by the explosion of stored ammonium nitrate.

1919

Produits Chimiques de Tessenderlo is officially established, quickly becoming one of the most important employers in the province of Limburg.

1892

A small chemical factory, Exploitation des Procédés Raynaud, is set up in Tessenderlo.

SAFETY, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY

Vynova Belgium operates with respect towards the environment and with consideration towards the health of our employees and communities by implementing safe manufacturing processes. Our commitment to quality, safety and environmental accountability is summed up in the Vynova Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) policy, which you can consult on the dedicated page.

For specific safety-related procedures at Vynova Belgium, please refer to the documents below:

Safety procedures at Vynova Belgium:
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Guidelines on personal protective equipment (PPE) at Vynova Belgium:
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General safety instructions for third parties at Vynova Belgium:
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Last Minute Risk Assessment (LMRA) at Vynova Belgium:
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Other documentation for contractors and suppliers can be found in the section below.

CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS

Are you a contractor or supplier for Vynova Belgium? Here you will find useful documents and guidelines. Also, please regard the safety-related documentation included in our Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) section above.
General purchasing terms of Vynova Belgium NV:
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Special purchasing terms of Vynova Belgium NV:
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Unloading times for raw materials at Vynova Belgium:
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Loading times for products at Vynova Belgium:
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Vynova Security, Safety, Health and Environment (SSHE) requirements for customers collecting chemicals or goods:
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JOB OPENINGS AT VYNOVA BELGIUM

At Vynova Belgium, we value the commitment of our employees and the vital role they play in our success. We invite you to discover the different job opportunities at our site via the button below. If there are no vacancies published at the moment, you can submit a spontaneous application.

 

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EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND (DUAL EDUCATION PILOT PROJECT)

The European Social Fund (ESF) was started to help individuals gain the skills required to find good jobs and become successful employees. Vynova has joined this effort in cooperation with the Technisch Heilig-Hartinstituut, a secondary school in Tessenderlo, to implement a pilot project on dual education.

More information on the project can be found on this page.

European Social Fund

LVM-BIOCELLS PROJECT

LVM-BIOcells is a project that examines innovative applications and techniques to reverse or eliminate the contamination of groundwater with Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons (CAHs). Vynova Belgium has hosted the LVM-BIOcells project since January 2010. With the financial support of the European Union through its LIFE+ programme, the project ran until December 2017.

You can learn more about groundwater treatment with biological agents and the LVM-BIOcells project on the dedicated website.

CONTACT US

VYNOVA BELGIUM

Heilig Hartlaan 21
3980 Tessenderlo
Belgium
+32 (0)13 612300

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