With an annual capacity of 780,000 metric tonnes (1.7 billion lbs) Vinnolit, a Westlake company, is one of the leading PVC producers in Europe and, worldwide, is the market and technical leader in specialty PVC.
National and international activities of the company are managed from Ismaning, near Munich. Production sites are in Burghausen, Gendorf, Knapsack, Cologne, Schkopau and Hillhouse (UK). With 1,400 staff, Vinnolit has an annual turnover of ca. €900 million. Managing Directors are James Yuan Chao, Albert Yuan Chao, M. Steven Bender, Robert F. Buesinger and Dr. Karl-Martin Schellerer. Die Westlake Gruppe beschäftigt insgesamt rund 4.100 Mitarbeiter und hat einen Umsatz von ca. 4,5 Mrd. USD.
Vinnolit produces and markets a wide range of PVC products covering all kinds of PVC applications, e.g. in the building & construction sector, in the automobile industry or in the medical sector. Whether the PVC is for flooring, wall covering, window profiles, pipes, rigid film, technical coatings, automotive sealants, cable sheathing or medical applications, Vinnolit is able to offer a suitable solution for all demands.
Additionally Vinnolit produces and markets intermediates such as caustic soda, vinyl chloride and tin tetrachloride, which are required in the chemical industry as well as in many other branches.
Vinnolit participates in the worldwide Responsible Care programme of the chemical industry to continuously improve safety, health and environmental protection and supports VinylPlus, the voluntary commitment of the European PVC industry towards sustainable development, as ‘Official Partner’ financially, ideally and through active participation.
Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)
Westlake Chemical Corporation is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company’s range of products includes: ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC suspension and specialty resins and PVC building products including pipe and specialty components, windows, fence and decking. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.westlake.com.