Tessenderlo Group

Producer of VCM (vinyl chloride monomer) and Suspension PVC (polyvinyl chloride), PVC compounds and Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)


Address details:

Str. 130, rue du Trône
BE-1050 Troonstraat, Belgium



Tessenderlo Group is a producer of VCM (vinyl chloride monomer) and Suspension PVC (polyvinyl chloride).
The affiliate LVM (Limburgse Vinyl Maatschappij) produces VCM at its Belgian production site in Tessenderlo, which has a capacity of 550,000 tons.
The VCM is transported from Tessenderlo to the group's PVC production units in Beek (The Netherlands) and France (Mazingarbe). The joint total capacity for the 2 plants is 480,000 tons.

The PVC is produced under suspension polymerisation (S-PVC) and is marketed under the MarvylanÒ tradename by LVM. Different qualities are available ranging from K-value 57 to 75 available for rigid and flexible PVC applications.

For 20 years the group has actively pursued a downstream integration policy in the plastics market and as such, has strengthened its market position with the acquisition of a number of PVC converters in Europe and the United States.

CTS, Tessenderlo Group's compounds activities, develops, produces and commercialises PVC compounds and Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE).
The brand names for the PVC compounds are Marvylex®, Saplast®, Téfanyl®, and for the thermoplastic elastomers Téfabloc®, Téfaprène®
The CTS compounds are used within the major industries: construction and electrical, automotive, cable, consumer and shoe manufacturing. The applications include injection moulding and extrusion for use in pipe systems, cables, hoses, shoe soles, airbag covers, seals, grips of consumer goods, window frames and seals etc.
In addition to the CTS compounds, Tessenderlo Group also produces Marvyflo©, a range of pvc free-flowing powder compounds for the slush moulding of instrument panel skins or dash board skins and other interior automotive surfaces.