Vinnolit Completes Paste PVC Plant Expansion in Germany

Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG, a chlor-alkali and vinyls manufacturer announced the completion of expansion work at its paste PVC plant in Burghausen, Germany, and will use microsuspension technology to produce PVC with more flexible properties.

“In Burghausen, we are now additionally producing with the microsuspension process, which we have already successfully used at our Hillhouse site,” said Vinnolit Managing Director Karl-Martin Schellerer. “Thanks to this technology, we can give our products very flexible, tailor-made processing properties, as they are particularly in demand in the manufacture of floor coverings, wallpapers and technical coatings.”

As part of the expansion, Vinnolit completed a range of modernization measures including building new reactors and buildings for operations, as well as adding a new cooling water recycling system.

“Vinnolit has high standards for safety and environmental protection and it is a matter of course for us to operate our production facilities as energy-efficiently and resource-sparingly as possible and to continuously improve them,” Vinnolit head of Environmental Affairs & Corporate Communications Oliver Mieden said.

According to sources, the company has PVC production capacity of around 780,000 tons per year at its three sites in Germany.

Vinnolit is a subsidiary of the Westlake Chemical and the expansion at Burghausen was part of the parent company’s coordinated plan for its operations in the US and Germany.