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



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.

4 facts about PVC blood bags in 1 infographic

PVC is the number 1 polymer for disposable plastics-based medical devices. One of the key application areas are blood bags.
Vinyl flooring in hospitals

Why PVC flooring is popular in hospitals

PVC flooring is found in healthcare facilities all around the world.
DEHP-free PVC medical devices

DEHP-free future for PVC medical devices is nearing fast

In May PVCMed Alliance attended Exposanità in Bologna. We met a medical plastic compounder and asked him about the replacement of DEHP in PVC medical devices.

How colourful vinyl covering improve patient treatment

Italian designer Sally Galotti has a mission. She wants to improve patient treatment.

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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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