In the United Kingdom, Mexichem produces and markets a wide range of raw materials, which meet the demand for essential goods for construction, power generation, transportation, communications and healthcare, among many others.
The Fluent business is represented by the Wavin brand, a leading supplier of plastic pipe systems and solutions. Wavin provides better solutions for above and below ground projects in the following application areas: water management, heating and cooling, water and gas distribution, waste water drainage and cable ducting. It has built an unrivalled reputation for continuous innovation, intelligent problem-solving, dedicated technical support and the highest standards. Its innovation portfolio includes the world’s first large diameter PVC pressure pipe in 1955, the first stormwater infiltration unit in 1997 and the world’s first high performance PPR system for hot and cold water supply in 2013.
Through our Vinyl business we produce and supply resins and compounds for PVC, a highly versatile plastic that is used in countless every-day applications such as 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. Customers can choose the right solution from a wide range of compounds or may request a customized compound according to their requirements, meeting stringent global regulations.
Mexichem’s Fluor business is one of the largest fluorochemicals business in the world. This “mine to market” structure ensures a secure supply chain for our customers across sectors including steel, cement, aluminium, automotive, refrigeration, air conditioning and pharmaceuticals. From our mine at San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Mexichem has turned into one of the largest producer of fluorspar in the world, accounting for over 20% of its global supply, and also producing around 10% of the world’s hydrofluoric acid supply. These products are used by our manufacturing centres in Mexico, the UK, USA and Japan to make products for a wide range of applications, including household names in the automotive and retail sectors and in the manufacture of HFA-based medical propellants.
Mexichem’s presence in the United Kingdom includes 8 production sites and 2 Research & Development Centers.