Vinnolit starts up paste PVC expansion at Burghausen, Germany

19 October 2012 19:46  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Vinnolit has started up an expansion at its paste polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Burghausen near Munich, the Germany-based PVC producer said on Friday.

Vinnolit said the expansion brings the plant’s paste PVC capacity to 100,000 tonnes/year from 91,000 tonnes/year. Even before the expansion, the plant ranked as the world’s largest paste PVC facility, the company added.

Vinnolit’s specialty PVC products are used in vinyl wallpaper, flooring, artificial leather, textile membranes and automotive interiors, among other applications.

"The rapidly growing demand in Russia and Ukraine remains of paramount importance to continue our success, and we expect significant momentum from the Chinese market," said Vinnolit commercial director Wolfram Prossdorf.

Vinnolit is owned by private equity firm Advent International, which bought it from Celanese and Wacker Chemie in 2000. The company was founded in 1993 as a joint venture between Celanese’s former parent Hoechst and Wacker.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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