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



PVC – ideal for nursing training

To become a nurse is not easy. Proper training is required to give the professional care that patients need. One of the most important aspects of nursing […]
PVC massage balls seen at Medica 2016

5 things I learned at Medica 2016

Today is the last day of the annual ’Medica Madness.’

Dialogue and partnerships the way forward for industry

Dialogue and partnerships is the way forward for industry. That was the overall message from the Copenhagen Chemicals Summit 2016

Choose your social media platforms wisely

There is no doubt about it: social media is here to stay. But your company or association should not necessarily be present on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram […]

How to meet hygiene challenges in hospitals

Good hygiene is imperative to any hospital environment. It is estimated that more than 4 million patients in the EU acquire infections from hospital exposures every […]

How is it going with DEHP replacement in medical devices?

PVCMed Alliance went to a medical fair in Italy to find out.

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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.

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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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