Polyvinyl chloride, also known as vinyl or PVC, is the most widely used material for disposable medical devices and increasingly also for hospital interiors. Click on the icons to learn more about PVC's fundamental role in 21st-century healthcare.
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.
When plastics revolutionized 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 very recently that plastics have replaced medical devices made of metal, glass and ceramics.