Visit to the factory "RusVinyl"
RusVinyl LLC is a Russian-Belgian joint venture operating a Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Integrated Plant near Kstovo, the Nizhniy Novgorod region. RusVinyl PVC plant uses the cutting-edge European technologies (BAT – Best Available Techniques) that assure the necessary range of PVC with low process costs, and will comply with the most rigorous environmental requirements of the Russian Federation. Due to its large scale and innovative character the Project was given Priority Status by the Nizhniy Novgorod regional government and represents one of the key investments projects included in the State Plan for development of the oil and petrochemical industries of the Russian Federation until 2030.
Global Business students had unique opportunity to visit this plant. The guide in all plant’s areas was CEO RusVinyl Hunter Nadolny. Students could see all technical processes and enjoy inspired presentation of CEO which included history of company and essential statistic data.
Bhupendra Singh (HSE): "We were taken for a tour of site by Bus in the company with CEO. At first, we visited the site where caustic soda and chloride was produced with the help of electrolysis. Second site was the place for segregation of mono polymer with the help of furnace.
Thereafter, we saw the suspension and emulsion process being executed in two sites separately. Suspension was much easier process where emulsion involved lot of efforts such as maintaining -30-degree temperature even in the summer. Then, we were taken to a site where we saw the two types of salt being used in the factory: rock salt and salt received from sea. Mixture of both salts provided the required amount of metals for the creation polymer.
I was highly impressed by two facts that they were in process of getting approval so that their waste product could be used to manufacture concrete material for constructions sites and secondly, they being a chemical industry were not emitting carbon Dioxide. After the visit, we came back to the conference hall where our questions were answered and we got to know a lot about the company’s strategy and this visit would definitely help us in future endeavor."
towards the future. Secondly the attention and the warmth with which we were received and lead through the plant from the CEO, which made me intend the importance given to relationships. Third was the actual level of sustainability and the adopted policy against waste and pro recycling. Fourth was the huge warehouse capacity for stocking products as well as the supply chain system. According to me was also impressive the fact Rusvinyl had to develop its own infrastructures to distribute its materials by rail. This shows their commitment to the market and business development. Last but not least the high level of safety imposed on employees and the enviable low ratio of accidents on work."
Another aspect, which I really liked, was that this company and especially its CEO were able to talk about their actual market shares and other interesting data, like the number of products they are exporting, hence the world’s and Russia’s demand for chemical products was mentioned."