Vinyl Value-added resins, compounds and derivatives | Mexichem Vinyl
Vinyl

Mexichem’s Vinyl Business Group offers valuable compounds used to manufacture products that improve living standards worldwide.

Our process begins with the mining of salt (sodium chloride), which is used to make chlorine and caustic soda. The chlorine is transformed into vinyl chlorine monomer—chlorine plus ethylene—which is polymerized to produce polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, a highly versatile plastic that is useful in countless every-day applications, like pipes that carry drinking water, wastewater or water for irrigation; coating for electrical cables; structural profiles for windows, doors, or siding; floor and wall tiles and furniture coating. These are used in construction, auto parts, household appliances, clothing, footwear, containers and packaging, medical devices and many other products.

This Business Group also produces PVC compounds that incorporate the additives needed to process the vinyl resins that Mexichem delivers and obtain the functional properties required for every application, so this polymer can be turned into end-use products.

Chlorine, meanwhile, is used to purify water for human consumption, to make cleaning products, disinfect floors and walls, bleach paper and make white pigments for paint bases. Caustic soda is used to make soap, shampoo, lotions and detergents and to treat water. Other processes include the production of plasticizers, used as additives in flexible PVC products.

For further information about our products please contact vinyl@mexichem.com.

Markets

We serve the following markets through a wide range of product categories such as: Base Chemicals and Other Chemicals, PVC Resins, Compounds, Phthalic Anhydride & Plasticizers and Phosphates. Salt is the origin of the ethylene chain, which we convert into chlorine and soda to create valuable compounds.

Markets
  1. Clothing

    Mexichem offers a variety of polymers to meet the needs of the textile industry. Our solutions are uniquely suited to our customers who require our services. We develop and support customers with a wide range of polymeric materials.

    Our compounds for unit soles, uppers, mid-soles, slippers and heels are designed to face challenging conditions such as extreme cold temperatures or oil and chemical resistance. Our custom formulations focus on essential properties such as durability and flexibility, and meeting requirements such as abrasion / slip resistance, surface finish, and special color matching.

    We have a broad portfolio of products developed by specialists providing an excellent customer service and processing assistance, we are committed for each customer.

    Some applications of our products:

    • Footwear
    • Textile Coating & Artificial Leather
    • Decorative Inks

    For more information about our products, visit our external websites:
    Specialty Resins
    USA
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    General Resins
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    Compounds
    Mexico
    Colombia
    USA and UK (AlphaGary)

    Derivatives
    Colombia

    In the above-listed countries is where we produce our products.

  2. Automotive

    Being aware that this industry’s drive is defined by constant evolution and process optimization, Mexichem also pursues this same objective by providing specialized services and solutions for the automotive industry, which enable us to support our customers in achieving said goal.

    With the understanding of the applications and high performance demand that this particular sector needs to meet on a highly competitive worldwide market, Mexichem addresses their needs with a wide range of high performance products designed for exterior and interior usage.

    At Mexichem, it is clearly understood that this business, while demanding in quality and performance of both products and services, it is also one that yields huge benefits and growth to the community where it is placed. It is our commitment to help our customers keep helping in the development of their communities and deliver products which surpass their market’s expectations.

    Some applications of our products:

    • Harnesses
    • Artificial Leather
    • Door Panels & Dashboards
    • Profiles
    • Windows Seals & Gaskets

    For more information about our products, visit our external websites:
    Specialty Resins
    USA
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    General Resins
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    Compounds
    Mexico
    Colombia
    USA and UK (AlphaGary)

    Derivatives
    Colombia

    In the above-listed countries is where we produce our products.

  3. Building & Construction

    Along with our customers, Mexichem faces national, regional and international challenges in the Building & Construction industry. These are met with the wide array of products and services at the disposal of our business partners: the library of PVC products we present to you, used in segments such as piping, fittings, ceilings, advertising and window systems – to mention a few- has been tried and tested over the years, proving its performance and meeting our customers’ needs.

    As a solutions supplier, we work hard every day to create end-to-end value. This is done by providing innovative polymer solutions, backed by world-class technical support and supply-chain efficiencies. The challenges of discovering and developing the innovative solutions you need in an ever-changing world are met with these strengths.

    Our focus is on ensuring our building and construction industry customers are able to grow and become leaders in their respective markets.

    Some applications of our products:

    • Pipes & Fittings
    • Flooring
    • Carpeting
    • Wall Covering/ Fabric Coating
    • Ceiling Covers
    • Billboard & Tarpaulins
    • Window Coverings ( Shades, Screens, Shutters)
    • Pool and Pond Membranes
    • Roofing Elements & Gutters
    • Building Systems
    • Windows (Weather Stripping/Gasketing)
    • Adhesives/Sealant

    For more information about our products, visit our external websites:
    Specialty Resins
    USA
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    General Resins
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    Compounds
    Mexico
    Colombia
    USA and UK (AlphaGary)

    Derivatives
    Colombia

    In the above-listed countries is where we produce our products.

  4. Wire and Cable

    Mexichem is a leader in the cable industry providing polymer solutions. We draw on a wide range of polymers and services to find the optimum solutions for your need. In wire and cable materials have lead the market in electrical, mechanical, thermal and fire performance.

    We have the ability to meet the different regulations and specifications of products worldwide. We understand the challenges our customers encounter in copper and fiber optic cable design. Together with your cable design concepts we endeavor to achieve even higher performance levels.

    We look for a greater understanding of the complex issues – whether material selection or technology standards – that govern our global wiring community. We continually strive for the crucial engineering balance that is so important to our customer’s success.

    Some applications of our products:

    • Control Cable
    • Energy/Power Cable
    • Fire Survival Cable
    • Fiber Optic Cable
    • Coaxial Cable
    • Data Telecommunication Cable

    For more information about our products, visit our external websites:
    Specialty Resins
    USA
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    General Resins
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    Compounds
    Mexico
    Colombia
    USA and UK (AlphaGary)

    Derivatives
    Colombia

    In the above-listed countries is where we produce our products.

  5. Food & Beverage

    Mexichem, understanding the products and services needed to ensure the safety and freshness of edible goods, is a leading innovator and collaborator whom presents solutions which addresses customers’ needs at all points; whether it is a need of the supply chain infrastructure, or the confirmation of compliance with a regulation (i.e.: FDA).

    By keeping constant communication with the main players and associations in this industry, the feedback needed into our process required to present innovative solutions, is ensured. This allows us to address the regulations ruling this industry, which safe guard the consumer market.

    This industry presents the particular challenge of catering to an ever growing population, being products that are needed on a first-basis at the homes of the final consumer. Mexichem is aware of the speed in which this market’s need have to be answered, and is ready to respond in kind.

    Some applications of our products:

    • Food Additives
    • Beverage Additives

    For more information about our products, visit our external websites:
    Derivatives
    Colombia

  6. Home, Lawn & Garden

    Mexichem contributes greatly to the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of building materials. Mexichem is the leader in the formulation and production of rigid compounds for extrusion and injection molding applications.

    PVC is used in the Home, Lawn & Garden industry for general purposes because of its excellent insulation and weathering properties. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.

    We are satisfying our customers with innovation and development of new products for home, Lawn & Garden industry, Mexichem provides innovative polymers solutions backed by the world-class technical support and ensure that all our products are formulated in compliance with the current regulations.

    Some applications of our products:

    • Wallpaper
    • Kitchen
    • Closets
    • Garden Hose
    • Furniture
    • Fences & Decking
    • Rollers Shutters
    • Garden Gloves

    For more information about our products, visit our external websites:
    Specialty Resins
    USA
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    General Resins
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    Compounds
    Mexico
    Colombia
    USA and UK (AlphaGary)

    Derivatives
    Colombia

    In the above-listed countries is where we produce our products.

  7. Healthcare

    Mexichem is a global Company with key competencies in the health industry. We pay special attention to the constant evolution of the market; with our services we want to be useful to humankind and contribute also to improve life standards by offering products which will help to prevent the propagation of infectious diseases; with this, we are seeking to establish values through innovation and development of new products in order to promote the progress of medical science and the devices required to protect the health of the patients.

    In each commercialization of our products, we abide by strict rules of manufacturing. These results especially relevant in the health field, where we are very committed with national and international standards which guarantee the quality required in the health sector.

    Some applications of our products:

    • Medical Devices
    • Blood Bags
    • Oxygen Masks
    • Organic Disposal Systems
    • IV Tubing Dialysis
    • Dialysis & Solution Pouches
    • Gloves
    • Oral Care

    For more information about our products, visit our external websites:
    Specialty Resins
    USA
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    General Resins
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    Compounds
    Mexico
    Colombia
    USA and UK (AlphaGary)

    Derivatives
    Colombia

    In the above-listed countries is where we produce our products.

  8. Packaging

    Mexichem is an innovative leader and collaborates in technologies and solutions that deal with the packing world. Market global trends continue pushing the demand on high performance packages. Mexichem is an innovative leader aiming to improve the products security and to provide a simple function.

    Mexichem’s product portfolio is one of the widest in the industry, emphasizing sustainability and profitability. Mexichem’s product portfolio of PVC compounds offer an excellent combination of chemical, mechanical, performance, visual and process properties either for industrial packaging or for more sensitive products like food and beverages. We offer a wide range of packaging compounds that are FDA compliant.

    Some applications of our products:

    • Blister Pack
    • Water Container & Bottles
    • Food Packaging
    • Pallets
    • Thermoformed Film
    • Caps & Closures
    • Calandering Films
    • Shrink Films
    • Can Coatings

    For more information about our products, visit our external websites:
    Specialty Resins
    USA
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    General Resins
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    Compounds
    Mexico
    Colombia
    USA and UK (AlphaGary)

    Derivatives
    Colombia

    In the above-listed countries is where we produce our products.

  9. Paints, Inks & Colorants

    Mexichem develops, produces and markets a wide selection of products for this sector, increasing its efficiency due to better pigments. Color Masterbatch is served through a variety of product categories.

    This particular presentation for coloring base presents many advantages for our end users, being –arguably- the most important one, the easy handling which this purports to the user of these products. Powdered materials present environmental and handling issues due to the very nature of the product: it is very for it to be blown away and because of the particle size of the powder itself, it impregnates easily into facilities and clothing alike, having to invest additional time in clean-up activities.

    Given that the position of this sector is within the last steps of the manufacturing process, speed and accuracy are paramount. With our products, the clean and easy operations of our customer are supported.

    Application of our product:

    • Color Masterbatch

    For more information about our products, visit our external websites:
    Specialty Resins
    USA
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    General Resins
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    Compounds
    Mexico
    Colombia
    USA and UK (AlphaGary)

    Derivatives
    Colombia

    In the above-listed countries is where we produce our products.

  10. Miscellaneous

    At Mexichem, we understand the different needs and requirements of the industry. We work closely with our customers and the market to fully grasp the specifications that are needed to be met. The solutions we bring to the table help in the development of innovative designs that enhance the performance of products which participate in applications such as security and credit cards, toys, tools and appliances.

    Mexichem´s products provide the quality and performance needed so that the manufacturing of these goods meet the demands of our daily lives. Requirements such as appearance, endurance, compliance with environmental regulations are part of the features our catalogue of products present which ensure that the end user will have a durable and safe product to play, identify him or herself, or work with.

    Some applications of our products:

    • Security Cards (e.g. credit card)
    • Toys/Crafts
    • Appliances
    • Tools

    For more information about our products, visit our external websites:
    Specialty Resins
    USA
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    General Resins
    Mexico
    Germany (Vestolit)

    Compounds
    Mexico
    Colombia
    USA and UK (AlphaGary)

    Derivatives
    Colombia

    In the above-listed countries is where we produce our products.

  11. Industrial

    Mexichem works closely with its customers to meet the expectations of the industrial sector, which is characterized by a constant demand for greater innovation, safety and efficiency to meet the requirements of current regulations. This is the reason why Mexichem offers services and products to help develop new solutions for different industries involved in the sector, in industries such as water treatment and basic metals manufacture, paper industry, soap & detergents and others.

    We have extensive experience in customer service and research labs, the main objective is to keep the development of technologies, products, and services that meet the needs of the global market.

    Some applications of our products:

    • Pulp & Paper
    • Water Treatment
    • Soaps and Detergents
    • Oil & Gas
    • Metal & Steel
    • Polyester & Alkydalic Resins

    For more information about our products, visit our external websites:
    Compounds
    Mexico

    Derivatives
    Colombia

    In the above-listed countries is where we produce our products.

    News

  1. November 28, 2016

    Mexichem Announces the Acquisition of U.K.-Based, Vinyl Comp...

    Transaction expands Mexichem’s Compounds business and Adds Scale to Company’s UK Operations

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  2. December 17, 2014

    OxyChem and Mexichem Announce Construction is Underway on Th...

    OxyChem and Mexichem announced that construction of its ethylene cracker at OxyChems Ingleside, Texas, complex is underway.

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  3. August 5, 2014

    Mexichem agrees to acquire VESTOLIT for 219 million euro

    Acquisition of Europe's 6th largest PVC manufacturer supports Mexichem's focus on growth in high-end specialty products.

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Mexichem Vinyl Business Group