Polyvinyl chloride, also known as vinyl or PVC, is the most widely used material for disposable medical devices and increasingly also for hospital flooring and other hospital interiors. Click on the icons to learn more about PVC's fundamental role in 21st-century healthcare.




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More than 40 % of all plastics-
based disposable medical devices used in
hospitals are made from PVC


News

22/09/2017

PVC medical recycling in Australia

Recycling of PVC-based medical devices has been ongoing in Australia and New Zealand since 2009. In the last three years, the number of hospitals and healthcare […]
23/08/2017

Challenges and opportunities of DEHP replacement

It is not easy to switch from one plasticiser to another in medical devices. In the video Dr. Martin Stimpson from our member company Eastman explains the […]
29/06/2017

2017 regulatory update on DEHP in medical devices

A lot of things are happening in the world of plasticisers and medical devices. In fact, it seems as if 2017 will be a decisive year […]
14/06/2017
PVC blood bags

PVC – an essential component of blood donation

Blood is life. Access to blood is vital especially in cases of emergencies such as natural disasters or armed conflicts, and every day all around the […]
02/06/2017
PVCMed Alliance information leaflet

Learn about PVC in healthcare in new information leaflet

Our new information leaflet provides an overview of the many uses of PVC in healthcare, explains about the PVCMed Alliance and how innovation in the PVC […]
05/05/2017
PVC 2017 in Brighton

Social media in focus at PVC 2017

More than 500 delegates from over 35 countries gathered in Brighton last week for the triennial PVC conference.

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Did you know that PVC-based medical devices
have been used safely for over 60 years?




About us

PVCMed is an alliance of the PVC medical industry chain represented by PVC resin & plasticiser producers and PVC converters to proactively engage in PVC and healthcare related debates.

The Alliance’s aim is to provide a focal point for communication with healthcare professionals and regulators about PVC-based healthcare applications, and their fundamental role in quality of healthcare, safety and cost-efficiency, all whilst being environmentally responsible.

About us

When plastics revolutionised healthcare

Did you know that PVC-based medical devices have been used safely for over 60 years?

Today, plastics is the primary choice for disposable medical devices, allowing patients and healthcare professionals to benefit from the material’s excellent technical properties on a daily basis. But in fact, it is only quite recently that plastics have replaced medical devices made of metal, glass and ceramics.

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Members & Partners

  • PVCMed Alliance Partner BASF
  • PVCMed Alliance Partner Eastman
  • PVCMed Alliance Partner Ercros
  • PVCMed Alliance Partner Inovyn
  • PVCMed Alliance Partner Renolit
  • PVCMed Alliance Partner SAVA
  • PVCMed Alliance Partner Shin-Etsu
  • PVCMed Alliance Partner Vestolit
  • PVCMed Alliance Partner Vinnolit
  • PVCMed Alliance Partner Vinyl Council of Australia
  • PVCMed Alliance Partner Vynova