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Tasmanian company and Vinyl Council member Envorinex is expanding a recycling program, leading to 125 bulker bags of waste from various Melbourne-based uPVC window fabricators being recycled into new products. Since 2011, Envorinex has been working with the Oakleigh Centre for Intellectually Disabled Citizens in Melbourne who were supplied a granulator by the company to manage recycling of the uPV...
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The Vinyl Council of Australia has launched an on-line communication platform, uPVC Windows Alliance sharing information about uPVC windows to meet the growing interest in Australia in using these high performance windows to improve energy efficiency in buildings. Vinyl Council members with an interest in the window market have come together as the uPVC Windows Alliance to provide information on t...

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Vinyl (or PVC) cladding is designed as a long life product requiring no painting and little maintenance. Vinyl's durability, high thermal insulation and excellent weathering performance (good resistance to UV light and ozone), mean that cladding can remain in place for many years. In overseas markets, especially the US, vinyl cladding is a hugely popular and respected choice for both renovating o...
A conference held in Denmark on 27 March - at which the Vinyl Council of Australia's Chief Executive, Sophi MacMillan presented - conveyed the views of environmental and health authorities, medical device companies, medical professionals, NGOs and hospital facility managers on the latest developments on the use and recycling of plasticised PVC in medical devices. At the conference, organised by th...
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Two of America’s biggest major league baseball teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the L.A Dodgers recently visited Australia, with spectators witnessing high quality entertainment by some of the world’s best athletes. To support this historic event, the organisers set up a promotional display in Sydney’s popular Darling Harbour precinct, which consisted of three-metre diameter floating baseballs...
An online design management tool that helps builders, architects, designers and specifiers to develop PVC product solutions that work towards a range of Green Star Credit requirements has been launched by the Vinyl Council of Australia.Downloadable from the Council’s website, this easy-to-use PVC Solutions tool covers many applications of PVC/vinyl products that are part of building construction s...
The uPVC Window Alliance is pleased to announce the release of a draft Industry Code of Practice (ICP) related to the manufacture of unplasticised PVC (uPVC), or vinyl, profiles to be used in windows and doors in Australia, and invites public comments on the draft. Stakeholders are invited to review the draft ICP and submit comments by the closing date of 5.00 pm AEST on 5 February 20. Download ...
The Vinyl Council, with input from stakeholders, has undertaken a second five year review of the PVC industry's Product Stewardship Program to evaluate the Program's effectiveness. Focusing on the five years 2007-2012, the review identifies future challenges for product stewardship in the PVC industry; and proposes recommendations for ongoing Program development. Read more >>>...
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PVC Best Environmental Practice (BEP) certification continues to expand and grow beyond local manufacturers and suppliers. This month sees the first European supplier – Polyflor – becoming licenced by the Vinyl Council to use the BEP PVC trademark. Polyflor, who supplies a range of resilient vinyl floor coverings in Australia, is the tenth company to join the Vinyl Council’s register of BEP produc...
The 2013 BPN Sustainability Awards winners were announced at a gala dinner in Sydney last night. Now in its seventh year, the Sustainability Awards recognise the pinnacle of sustainable building practice in Australia.Vinyl Council were once again pleased to be the sponsor for the Best of the Best Award, recognising the one winning category that is truly outstanding in its innovation and sustainabi...

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