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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...
The European PVC industry's product stewardship program, VinylPlus, has officially become a member of the Green Industry Platform, a joint initiative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This is a great step for PVC & VinylPlus recognition, credibility and visibility. As said by UNIDO, "VinylPlus is an example of a...

A remarkable PVC sculptural wall structure was one of three finalists in the International Association of Plastics Distribution Design Challenge in the US. An entry by Vycom centered around using PVC in an outdoor environment to create an aesthetically pleasing, yet ecologically friendly, setting. It came together as a joint effort between Vycom and design students from the Harvard School of Desig...
While uPVC* is the material most widely used for window frames across Europe, they are still a relatively small, but growing, part of the Australian windows market. Local demand for uPVC windows is, however, increasing due to home owners’ and building designers’ desire to limit the environmental impact of their homes and buildings through limiting carbon emissions.European Plastics News recently r...

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