PVC, also known as vinyl, is not only an indispensable material for single-use medical devices such as blood bags or tubing. Due its versatility, recyclability and excellent cost-performance ratio, the material is the most used polymer in building and construction, and over 60% of Europe’s annual PVC production is used in this sector. This also extends to healthcare facilities where PVC is used for everything from water and sewage piping to cables and flooring. The latter is the focus of the two-day Polymers in Flooring 2017 conference in Berlin, 5-6 December. Here PVCMed Alliance Project Manager Ole Grøndahl Hansen will give a presentation on the many benefits of PVC hospital flooring.
In his presentation Ole Grøndahl Hansen will show how the plastic material can help achieve the visions of “healing architecture,” a concept that includes light ingress, colour, art, access, navigation around the hospital, noise reduction, and music. According to scientists, there is no doubt that all of these elements exert a positive influence on the success of any course of treatment and help to improve hospital’s working environment.