Our members and partners

BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Further information on BASF is available at www.basf.com

Colorite Europe

Colorite Europe is a market leader in the manufacture and supply of PVC compounds and CELLENE non-PVC compounds to the medical device industry. For over forty years, Colorite has won the confidence of its customers with premium quality products and a first class service.

Further information on Colorite Europe is available at www.coloriteeurope.com

Eastman

Eastman is a global specialty chemicals company that produces a broad range of adhesive resins and plasticisers, advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibres that are found in products people use every day. As a world leader in the diverse markets it serves, Eastman is focused on delivering innovative and technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to safety and sustainability. Serving customers in approximately 100 countries, Eastman had 2014 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is based in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

Further information on Eastman is available at www.eastman.com

Ercros

Ercros is an industrial group with a hundred-year tradition and diversified into three business areas: Chlorine Derivatives Division, Intermediate Chemicals Division and Pharmaceuticals Division. It is a leading company in the main markets in which it operates and exports almost half of its sales to more than 128 countries, mainly in the EU. The company carries out its production under a voluntary commitment that it has made in relation to the safety of its facilities and the health of people, respect for the environment, the quality of its products and dialogue and transparency in relation to society. Formaldehyde and its derivatives, along with the main active pharmaceutical ingredients, account for a significant share of the global market. In Europe, it is the leading company in terms of sales of chloroisocyanurates for treating swimming pool water. In Spain, it is first in the ranking for sales of products like caustic soda, sodium hypochlorite, sodium chlorate and moulding compounds, and it is the second largest player in the PVC market.

Further information on Ercros is available at www.ercros.com

INOVYN

Formed on 1 July 2015, INOVYN is a vinyls producer that ranks among the top three worldwide. With an annual turnover in excess of €3.5 billion, INOVYN has more than 4,300 employees and manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in ten countries across Europe. Our portfolio consists of an extensive range of class leading products arranged across General Purpose Vinyls, Specialty Vinyls, Organic Chlorine Derivatives and Chlor Alkali. Annual production volumes are in excess of 40 million tonnes.

Further information on INOVYN is available at www.inovyn.com

Renolit

The Renolit Group is an international leader in the manufacture of high-quality plastic films and related products for technical applications. This independent family-owned business, which has been setting benchmarks for quality and innovation for over 65 years, now employs a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees at more than 30 production sites and sales entities.

Further information on Renolit is available at www.renolit.com

Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA)

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is the representative body of the Southern African vinyl industry. Its main purpose is representing members’ interests in the Southern Africa region to create consumer confidence within the industry and to develop and sustain markets for the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business. SAVA also participates in knowledge transfer activities with the Vinyl Council of Australia, the Global Vinyl Council, VinylPlus and other international organisations.

Further information on SAVA is available at www.savinyls.co.za

Shin-Etsu

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., the Tokyo based chemical company, is the world’s largest supplier of semiconductor materials, semiconductor silicon, PVC resin, synthetic quartz glass and methylcellulose and is a major producer of materials including silicones and rare earth magnets.

Further information on Shin-Etsu is available at www.shinetsu.co.jp

VESTOLIT

VESTOLIT GmbH operates in Marl the largest fully integrated PVC (polyvinyl chloride) production plants in Europe, with a capacity of 400,000 tonnes per annum. Integration means that, from the starting point of energy and the raw materials ethylene and rock salt via the intermediate products EDC (ethylene dichloride) and VCM (vinyl chloride), the production of PVC all takes place at one location. On 01.01.1995, VESTOLIT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of today's Evonik, took over the appropriate business and production units of the then Hüls AG. On 01.12.1999, VESTOLIT was acquired by a finance consortium. The consortium is led by a group of international investors under the leadership of Candover plc., based in London. In September 2006, VESTOLIT is positioning itself with a new investor: Strategic Value Partner, Greenwich, CT/USA managed funds and the VESTOLIT Management are acquiring all shares in the VESTOLIT Group. All the VESTOLIT production units are located on the Marl chemical complex. The interlocking layout there provides ideal conditions for the supply of energy, raw materials and services. For over 50 years now, PVC has been produced in Marl. This plastic is outstanding on account of its using such limited amounts of raw material, and its longevity. It is therefore particularly suitable for manufacturing products for the building and automotive sectors. VESTOLIT is market leader as raw material supplier for the manufacture of window frames, as well as paste-making PVC for floor coverings, tarpaulin fabrics and underbody coatings.

Further information on VESTOLIT is available at www.vestolit.de

Vinnolit

Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG, a Westlake company, is one of the leading PVC manufacturers in Europe and, worldwide, is the market and technical leader in specialty PVC. National and international activities of Vinnolit are managed from Ismaning, near Munich. Production sites are in Burghausen, Gendorf, Cologne, Knapsack, Schkopau and Hillhouse (UK). With 1,400 staff, Vinnolit has an annual turnover of ca. €900 million. Managing Directors are Albert Yuan Chao, M. Steven Bender, Robert F. Buesinger and Dr. Karl-Martin Schellerer. The Westlake Group employs around 9,000 staff and has a turnover of approximately $ 5.1 billion. Vinnolit produces and markets a wide range of PVC products suitable for all kinds of PVC applications, e.g. in the building & construction sector, in the automotive 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. 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 (www.vinylplus.eu).

Further information on the Vinnolit is available at www.vinnolit.com/

Vinyl Council of Australia

The Vinyl Council of Australia is a members-based organisation established in June 1998. Members include manufacturers of vinyl resin, vinyl compounds, vinyl and recycled vinyl products, and suppliers of additives and services to PVC product manufacturers. The purpose of the Vinyl Council is to strengthen and advance the sustainability of the Australian PVC industry through a range of activities including the dissemination of information, research, communication, representation and promotion. The formation of the Council was an initiative of the PVC sector members of the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA).

Further information on the Vinyl Council of Australia is available at www.vinyl.org.au

VYNOVA

VYNOVA was founded on July 1, 2015, as spin off from the INEOS ChlorVinyls “heritage” to become part of ICIG (closing August 1, 2015). The company is young, but continues operating its businesses based on the vast experience dating back to EVC, LVM and INEOS ChlorVinyls. VYNOVA stands for continuity and reliability, and excellence in quality and service through partnering with our clients. It operates a growth strategy based on a healthy financial structure. Leadership in safety and operational excellence are part of our core values. For ICIG, this acquisition will complement its fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and enterprises platforms by new strategic segments in the chlorovinyls industry. As a result of this formation VYNOVA becomes a major player in the European suspension PVC and caustic soda (NaOH) markets. In addition, it strengthens its position in caustic potash (KOH) to become a key player in Europe, together with ICIG’s existing KOH business in PPC (France). The VYNOVA assets constitute a set of well integrated chemical supply chains, from salt to PVC. All cell rooms for caustic soda production are based on state-of-the art membrane electrolysis. The PVC plants are located in western Europe, with good access to logistic facilities and export markets.

Further information on the VYNOVA is available at http://www.vynova-group.com

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