Vynova is a leading European manufacturer of chlor-alkali products and PVC resins. With a network of production sites in five countries and more than 1,200 employees, we generate yearly sales of nearly 1 billion euros.
Founded in 2015 as the chlor-vinyls platform of the International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG), we have established ourselves as a major supplier with an extensive chemicals portfolio and multiple logistics solutions to serve our customers. Our specific offerings include multiple grades of suspension PVC (S-PVC), KOH and other potassium derivatives, caustic soda (NaOH) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl).
While Vynova is a young company, we can draw upon decades of experience of our sites operating under the umbrella of major international chemical companies. This wealth of chemical manufacturing heritage, combined with the vision and support of our shareholder ICIG, has enabled us to establish ourselves as a leading European chlor-vinyls producer.
Our production network encompasses the Vynova sites in Tessenderlo (Belgium), Wilhelmshaven (Germany), Mazingarbe (France), Beek (the Netherlands) and Runcorn (UK) as well as the affiliated plant of Potasse et Produits Chimiques (PPC) in Thann (France). Located in key European markets, we offer distinct logistics solutions with access to deep-water ports, rail, pipeline, and major road infrastructure.
Our first years in operation have brought significant progress and investments. We began construction on a new state-of-the-art membrane electrolysis facility for potassium hydroxide (KOH) and have initiated a significant capacity expansion for sodium hydroxide (NaOH), both at our Tessenderlo site. In 2016, organisational changes brought the chlor-alkali sales and marketing activities of PPC under the umbrella of Vynova International. In that same year, we signed the Operation Clean Sweep® pledge as a commitment to zero emissions of plastic flakes, powder or pellets into the environment.
We are driven to make a positive impact on our customer's manufacturing needs. We reliably supply a wide range of chemicals and resins to other chemical manufacturers and plastics converters, offering high-quality products at competitive commercial terms.
We embrace the goals of Responsible Care®, the chemical industry's voluntary initiative to continuously improve in the areas of environmental protection, health and safety. In addition, we are a member of VinylPlus, the European PVC industry’s voluntary commitment programme for sustainable development.
We rigorously adhere to the strict Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) regulations of our industry, as well as to the relevant Product Stewardship guidelines. In pursuing our Corporate Social Responsibility policy, we strive to be recognized as good corporate citizens in the communities in which our businesses and manufacturing sites operate.
Construction starts on a new world-scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) membrane plant in Tessenderlo (Belgium).
As a leading European PVC and chlor-alkali company, we are committed to do more. Our experienced sales and technical support teams are dedicated to building strong customer partnerships that produce lasting results. Supported by our extensive portfolio of logistics solutions, state-of-the-art production processes and decades of chemical manufacturing heritage, we strive to be your supplier of choice.
As a supplier and partner of key chemical manufacturers and plastics converters, we enable the manufacture of essential products for daily life. Our products contribute towards a sustainable future, both directly and as the basis for innovations by our customers. With our high-quality products, we play an essential role in the manufacture of a variety of products that bring water and light into our homes, provide comfort while reducing energy use and improve the quality of our daily lives.
We are driven to make a positive impact on our customer's business needs with our high-standard products and customised solutions. We reliably supply a wide range of chemicals and resins to other chemical manufacturers and plastics converters, offering high-quality products at competitive commercial terms.
Since the inception of Vynova in 2015, we have pursued our social and environmental obligations through innovative and effective steps of corporate responsibility. We are committed to operating within the highest of ethical standards while embracing the cultural diversity of the communities in which we operate.
Vynova's ability to create value with best-in-class PVC and caustic soda production and distribution begins with being a trustworthy employer to our workforce and rests on our constancy towards social responsibility. It is truly by these high standards, both internally and in our dealings with external suppliers that keep us focused and accountable as a major chemicals market leader throughout Europe.
We do not take lightly our social responsibilities in an industry where corporate profit should never override the impact our activities have in the community. We absolutely refuse to engage in or support the use of forced labour or child labour. We support a healthy and safe work environment, including the extension of every employee’s right to collective bargaining through their choice of trade unions.
We are proud to offer our employees the salaries that are commensurate with industry and legal wage standards and in compliance with customary working hours. Vynova upholds a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity work environment that is free from mental or physical coercion, verbal abuse, or corporal punishment.
During all phases of our chemicals processing and PVC resins manufacture, Vynova’s aim is towards safe environmental practises, We work to limit our operating emissions and conduct corporate-wide risk assessments and accident prevention strategies. To reduce our impact on the environment, we apply water and energy saving technologies and secure dangerous goods with best practises for handling, storage, and transport of all our commodities.
Vynova complies with anti-trust or competition laws that guarantee free competition, knowing that it is through free trade and the competitive flow of goods and services that benefit industries and consumers alike. As a chemical market integer and compliant producer, Vynova does not make use of conflict minerals. We oppose any affiliation with corruption and abstain from partnerships which may fund illegally armed conflict or illicit trading.
At Vynova, our responsibility as a leading manufacturer of chlor-alkali products and PVC resins extends to embracing ethical obligations towards the global community, as well as advancing the scientific and technical community at large.
Vynova therefore actively participates in various professional and trade organisations. We believe the greatest challenges in environmental safety and public health can be addressed through active collaborations between private industry, government institutions, and non-governmental organisations.
We are proud to promote mutual alliances with the following industrial, scientific, and sustainability associations and initiatives:
Cefic represents the European chemical industry and promotes the essential role of chemicals production as a major contributor to the overall health of the European economy. From endorsing industry policy to sponsoring better regulations, Cefic works across industry sectors to promote dialogue with and among major EU policymakers.
Euro Chlor, a member of the World Chlorine Council, brings together independent European chlorine producers and chlorine-related associations into a united chlor-alkali industry organisation. Its ambitions include promoting industry best practises aimed at public health, production safety, and environmental protection, along with sustainable chlorine applications.
PlasticsEurope operates as the leading trade association for a network of over 100 polymer producing member companies. Its goal is to promote the positive contributions of plastic materials to society through awareness and education, along with securing policy decisions based on factual information.
ECVM, the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers, is a division of PlasticsEurope that represents the six leading European PVC resin producing companies. Combined, the member companies produce around 70% of the PVC resin manufactured in Europe. ECVM focuses on promoting PVC by confirming through independent studies that PVC can integrate high technical performance, environmental benefits, as well as cost advantages in key application areas such as window frames, flooring and piping. The association plays a vital role in reducing the environmental effects of PVC manufacturing including investigating solutions to maintain emissions standards.
PVC4Pipes serves under the ECVM umbrella as a value chain platform providing informational services encouraging the use of PVC materials in piping systems. The group is composed of members representing multiple industry sectors including resin manufacturers and pipe & fitting converters. PVC4Pipes acts as an advocate for ethical standards and product quality.
PVC4Cables is another ECVM platform, committed to advancing the PVC cable market sector. As a principal point of contact to enhance communications and dialogue between all stakeholders, the association educates on issues of recycling and sustainability in addition to research and development of innovative PVC formulations for cable applications.
PVCMed Alliance is ECVM’s platform for the PVC value-chain in healthcare. The alliance proactively engages in dialogue with all relevant stakeholders - from health authorities over hospital staff to recyclers. PVCMed shares information, experience and expertise at medical conferences and medical fairs, and hosts round-table discussions with interested stakeholders.
VinylPlus is the voluntary sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry. It aims at creating a long-term sustainability framework for the entire PVC value chain, including vinyl manufacturers, stabiliser producers, plasticisers and plastics converters. The programme’s commitment includes annual reporting on measurable sustainability targets as well as proactively tackling the sustainability challenges of PVC.
TEPPFA is a trade association leader for plastic pipe and fittings manufacturers in Europe. Since 1991 the group has disseminated factual data promoting the benefits of plastic pipe systems. Its agenda includes industry advocacy along with technical and sustainability projects at the EU level, working to tackle industry challenges.
VFSE, the Vinyl Films and Sheets Europe association, operates to advance the interests of the plastic film, foil, and sheet manufacturers throughout Europe. The group, together with VinylPlus and Recovinyl, promotes recycling and the voluntary commitment industry targets within three VFSE working groups – packaging, decorations, and automotive. VFSE also encourages future sustainability goals for the PVC films sector.
EPPA, the European PVC Window Profile and related Building Products Association, represents the interests of the European PVC profile industry. By engaging in dialogue with the European Commission and related stakeholders, the organisation works to create sustainable solutions with regard to technical, economic and institutional matters.