Safe PVC devices for healthcare to provide the best solutions to patients
PVC – the plastic material polyvinyl chloride – has a great role in medicine: it fostered the development of safe single-use medical devices and is currently the most widely used plastic material for disposable medical equipment. It contributes to make healthcare and hospitalisation more efficient, with practical solutions for professionals, patients and staff. The success of PVC owes to its safety, reliability and affordability for medical devices, which are fundamental in today’s medical systems.
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PVC is the best option in a variety of healthcare applications. Click on the icons to learn more about PVC's fundamental role in 21st-century healthcare.
More than 40% of all plastics-
based disposable medical devices used in
hospitals are made from PVC
Did you know that PVC-based medical devices
have been used safely for over 60 years?
PVC recycling in hospitalsHospitals use a lot of single-use PVC-based medical devices every day. Besides being safe and affordable, PVC is easily recyclable and keeps its technical properties through numerous recycling cycles. Also, many of the devices are used on non-infectious patients. These advantages have led to the set-up of medical devices recycling systems in the healthcare sector. Click here or watch the videos to learn more about PVC recycling in hospitals.
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.