Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation (MVC) is the first and largest chlor-alkali producer in the Philippines.
It is the Philippines’ leading manufacturer of caustic soda and hydrochloric acid and the only company that produces chlorine for commercial purposes.
Also, the company supplies more than 50% of the country’s requirement for sodium hypochlorite.
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MVC has been operating for 49 years since it was founded by Judge Guillermo B. Guevara in 1935.
Before diverting its production in the chlor-alkali business, MVC is then a shoe factory and was called the Mabuhay Rubber Corporation.
It had stopped its operation during the World War II, yet reopened in 1955 and reorganized to focus on producing chlor-alkali and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Thus, it is renamed to Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation for a closer identification to its products.
Beginning in 2001, MVC has completely moved out from producing PVC to focus on only chlor-alkali.
To boast the company’s production on caustic soda and hydrochloric acid, the Ion Exchange Membrane (IEM) Plant Iligan is built and completed in 2003.
The plant has an annual capacity of 8,000 MT and 22,000 MT.
MVC still plans on expanding its production, having submitted through the Samahan sa Pilipinas ng Industryang Kimika (the Philippine Chemicals Industry Association) its Investments Proposal Plan (IPP) 2014 of chlor-alkali plant expansion: from 24, 000 MT of caustic soda to 32,000 MT per year; and 66,000 MT of hydrochloric acid to 88,000 MT per year.
MVC is not only committed in providing high quality products but also in preserving and protecting the environment.
In fact, MVC practices Responsible Care, a global initiative of chemical industries to promote the protection of the environment and the health and safety (EHS) of its various stakeholders.
Furthermore, MVC was awarded ISO certifications in recognition of the company’s integrated management systems.
For more information on Mabuhay Vinyl, visit http://www.mvc.com.ph/.