VinylPlus is the renewed ten-year Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry. Launched in 2011, the programme has been developed in an open process of stakeholder dialogue with industry, NGOs, regulators, public representatives and users. Five key challenges have been identified for a Sustainable Society on recovery and recycling, emissions reduction, sustainable use of additives, energy efficiency and sustainability awareness.
Stabilisers are added to PVC to allow its processing and to improve its resistance to external factors such heat and sunlight (ultraviolet rays). Main applications are pipes and fittings, wire and cables, foamed sheets and profiles, rigid and semi-rigid films (packaging), construction sheets, flexible PVC, medical appliances, consumer goods (shoe soles, rubber boots, car interiors, ...) and coatings & flooring (tarpaulins, tents, gym floors, ...).