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Vinyl is composed of two simple building blocks: chlorine, based on common salt, and ethylene, from natural gas. By employing further chemistry, vinyl can be made flexible, rigid or semi-liquid; clear or colorful; thick or thin – making it the world’s most versatile plastic material. Learn how vinyl resin is produced – from the natural resources to the polymerization process.
Members from across the vinyl value chain have focused on the environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainability for almost 50 years. As a result, the industry has driven improvements achieved at the resin factory floor all the way through the product manufacturers’ facilities. Vinyl production and the vinyl industry has come a long way since the 1970’s. Here is the truth about vinyl today.
This technical paper discusses society's need to not only consider more sustainable approaches to meeting needs, it must also think about resilience -- the ability of systems to bounce back from stress, spring back into shape, survive, adapt and grow regardless of the type of shock or chronic stress it may endure. Today's architects are expected to know more about materials and must be equipped to practice in an era of understanding traditional materials used 100 years ago is no longer adequate.
This technical paper discusses how PVC resin has intrinsic properties that allow finished products to meet the four core principals of sustainability: protection of the environment, promotion of human health, conservation of resources, and assurance of social and economic well-being to the global population.This collection of technical papers reveal evidence-based facts on different elements of vinyl and the vinyl life cycle.