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Polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC or vinyl, has a long history in healthcare. For more than six decades, PVC has been the material of choice for a wide range of disposable medical devices such as blood bags and medical tubing. But the polymer is not only essential to life-saving medical equipment: Mattress covers and flooring and wall covering are also made from PVC.
In our new infographic, used with permission from European Plasticisers, we show some of the many applications of PVC in hospitals. Click here or on the image to download.