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 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.

Patient’s best friend

Got 1 minute to spare? In this short and funny animation video you will learn a lot about PVC in healthcare: PVC is a plastic material […]

Functional flooring in PVC

PVC, also known as vinyl, is not only the most used material for disposable plastics-based medical devices. Hospital environments around the world also benefit from the many […]
PVCMed Alliance at Medical Plastics Conference

PVCMed well represented at Medical Plastics Conference

Tomorrow and Wednesday the 3rd The Medical Plastics Conference is held in Brussels. Under the headline Converging Technologies into the Medical Device Arena – A New Era […]

Getting ready for recycling

PVC medical devices are well-suited for recycling – especially when DEHP substitution has been completed.
PVCMed at PVC Formulation 2017

The switch from DEHP to non-DEHP plasticisers – PVCMed at PVC Formulation 2017

Düsseldorf is not only the venue of one of Germany’s largest carnivals. Tomorrow and Wednesday (28 – 1 March) the city hosts PVC Formulation 2017,

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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