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  • PVC-composite self-heals in response to mechanical damage 

    PVC-composite self-heals in response to mechanical damage 

    The promise of self-healing thermoplastic materials may be one step closer, thanks to recent work from Chinese researchers.
  • Plasma Treatment of Recycled PVC 

    Plasma Treatment of Recycled PVC 

    This recently published work explores the novel use of plasma treatment to 
  • Sava publish data on the presence of additives present in PVC industry

    Sava publish data on the presence of additives present in PVC industry

    As part of its voluntary product stewardship commitment, the South African Vinyl Association (Sava) reports on additives phase-out. Sava’s latest annual report, includes information on nine targets, six of which relate to additives use.
  • Go for a ride in a PVC Porsche? It’s possible!

    Go for a ride in a PVC Porsche? It’s possible!

    Hannes Langeder from Austria managed to build his own Porsche! The car’s base frame is made from steel, but ...
  • PVC Saves Lives in Developing World

    PVC Saves Lives in Developing World

    LONGMONT, CO  – Physicians working with the world-renowned Doctors Without Borders have saved countless lives by bringing medical care to remote regions of the world.  More recently, engineers and engineering students working with   Engineers Without Borders-USA have also been saving lives and improving living conditions for tens of thousands by bringing clean drinking water,sanitation and irrigation systems to the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. 
  • Why vinyl is green for building

    Why vinyl is green for building

    For building, vinyl is green-- Architects and home builders across Canada are increasingly interested in green building. Yet green building must not only be environmentally friendly — it must also be affordable.
  • Comprehensive study highlights PVC pipe's century-long reliability

    Comprehensive study highlights PVC pipe's century-long reliability

    LOGAN, UT, May 16, 2014 -- A comprehensive study on PVC pipe excavations, testing and lifecycle analysis has been published by the Utah State University (USU) Buried Structures Laboratory. USU, located in Logan, Utah, is also home to the Utah Water Research Laboratory and has significantly contributed to water and wastewater research internationally for over 50 years.
  • Industrial Chemistry and Water Treatment

    Industrial Chemistry and Water Treatment

    Chemistry Conferences-Water Conferences- On behalf of Industrial Chemistry and Water Treatment 2017 organizing committee, invites analytical expertise researchers, professors, scientific communities, delegates, students, business professionals and executives to attend to attend the “International Conference on Industrial Chemistry and Water Treatment” which is to be held during May 22-23, 2017 at Las Vegas, USA.
  • Communities Helping to Build a Greener Tomorrow with PVC Pipe

    Communities Helping to Build a Greener Tomorrow with PVC Pipe

    Over 40,000 North American water and wastewater utilities use PVC pipe today, and more than two million miles of PVC pipe are in services throughout the continent.  Below is a partial list of major users.