About us

PVCMed Alliance is The European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers'​ value chain platform to raise awareness and promote informed decisions about the use of PVC in healthcare. The Alliance was established in 2012.

Our vision

The vision that informs PVCMed Alliance’s work is of a healthcare environment that best benefits patients and healthcare professionals. Such an environment offers the finest PVC-based products and applications with the required properties and excellence needed to provide top quality health care while being environmentally sustainable.

Our mission

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Represent the PVC resin & plasticiser producers and PVC converters

active in healthcare applications
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Proactively engage in PVC & healthcare related debates

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Communicate about PVC healthcare applications

and their fundamental role in the quality of healthcare, safety and cost-efficiency
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Provide a focal point for information and dialogue

with healthcare professionals and managers, medical device companies and regulators
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Encourage recycling activities

for PVC-based healthcare waste

Meet the team

If you are interested in supporting the PVCMed Alliance or would like to receive more information, please contact info@pvcmed.org.

Spokesperson

Brigitte Dero


Brigitte is Managing Director of VinylPlus since 2014 and Managing Director of the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM) since 2011. Brigitte holds a PhD in Sciences (Molecular Biology) from the University of Brussels (ULB).

Project Manager

Ole Grøndahl Hansen


Ole Grøndahl Hansen is a Master of Arts in literature from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 1995 General Manager of PVC Information Council Denmark. Ole has been working with PVC-related topics for almost a quarter of a century. Main areas of interest are the use of PVC in medical applications, recycling, and PVC in art and design. Since 2012 Project Manager of PVCMed Alliance.

Technical Manager

Vincent Stone


Vincent has joined the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM) in 2018, where he is in charge to develop the activities around the ECVM application platforms (PVC4Pipes, PVCMed, PVC4Cables), and is actively involved in the certification and medical recycling activities of VinylPlus. Vincent graduated in 1991 in Plastics Engineering at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, where he also earned a PhD. He later earned a part-time MBA degree from the Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management.

Communications Manager

Tobias Johnsen


Tobias has worked with communications and advocacy on PVC-related topics since 2015, when he joined the European PVC industry. Tobias holds a Master of Arts in American Studies from University of Southern Denmark.

PVCMed Alliance is part of the ECVM family

PVCMed Alliance is organised under the umbrella of the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM). ECVM represents the six leading European PVC resin manufacturers, accounting for around 75% of the PVC resin manufactured in Europe.

ECVM is a division of PlasticsEurope, the trade association representing the plastic manufacturers in Europe.

A founding member of VinylPlus®, ECVM is committed to sustainable development, and to address and promote health safety and environmental best practices over the PVC life cycle.

Besides PVC4Pipes, ECVM has two other value chain platforms: PVC4Pipes for PVC in piping systems and PVC4Cables for PVC in cables.