PVC in consumer goods
PVC is all around us
PVC helps make our lives easier, safer, more convenient and more enjoyable. Products made from this versatile material offer a range of benefits to society and contribute to enhanced standards of living. PVC is all around us. It is used in a diverse range of consumer goods, from bags, bottles, toys and televisions, through to fashion, flooring, art and sports equipment. It plays an important role in our everyday lives.
A good example of how PVC can be substituted for other materials is found in the clothing industry, where it is increasingly being used as a substitute for leather. Not only are leather-like PVC coated fabrics cheaper to produce, but they also offer great flexibility to fashion designers. The overall effect is that stylish clothing from the catwalk can be brought to the high-street at an affordable price and without the environmental or ethical impacts sometimes associated with leather.