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South African Vinyls body joins international PVC Med Alliance
New PVC Medial Alliance to promtoe use of vinyl in healthcare industry
The alliance, which was launched at the Global Vinyl Council (GVC) in Florida, USA in November, aims to raise the international awareness of vinyl usage and its value in the healthcare industry.
‘The PVCMedAlliance is a significant milestone for vinyl around the world,’
She explains that vinyl is used far more extensively in the medical industry than just for blood bags, tubing and artificial skin. It is also used for items such as flooring, cupboards, p pipes, electrical wiring and bed coverings. Furthermore by adding plasticisers to vinyl, one is able to produce a product that is soft and flexible which dramatically improves both safety and comfort.
‘It will be part of the alliance’
The PVCMedAlliance will also:
· Produce and promote relevant scientifically-
· Provide a focal point for communication between regulators, the medical and healthcare community.
· Empower PVCMed members with targeted and appropriate material and messages.
· Promote partnerships with third parties to promote innovative, environmentally responsible practices with regards vinyl usage and management within healthcare industry.
Founding members of PVCMedAlliance include BASF, Colorite Europe, Eastman, ECVM, OXEA, Renolit and Tarkett
For more information, visit www.savinyls.co.za or www.pvcmed.org
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