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AAMA Releases Study on Recycling PVC Windows & Doors

The North American window and door industry has entered a new phase in its commitment to environmental sustainability through recycling, according to a recently released white paper by the Vinyl Material Council (VMC) of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

Avoiding the Landfill: The Recycling of Vinyl Windows and Doors notes that vinyl is an attractive recycling target be…

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Vinyl 2010 is preparing Vinyl 2020. The PVC industry is ready for a new challenge!

Vinyl 2010 is preparing Vinyl 2020. The PVC industry is ready for a new challenge!Participants and speakers at the recent Vinyl 2010 conference in Berlin, including representatives from the European Commission’s DG Enterprise and Industry, Sustainable Development Agencies and Industry bodies, agreed that Vinyl 2010’s sustainability targets, are not only a great example of self-regulation, but are …

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Study the science and technology of PVC

Loughborough University in the UK will be running a materials for industry course during September 2009

Date: 14 - 18 September 2009

Location: Burleigh Court, Loughborough, UK

Programme and Details: An intensive course taught over a one-week period comprising lectures, practicals and discussions with staff. This course is specifically designed for people in the PVC industry who need to gain mor…

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Vinyl 2010 determined to keep PVC Sustainable Development on track despite the Global Recession

The European PVC industry released its latest annual Vinyl 2010 Progress Report at Identiplast in Brussels. The report confirms that the PVC industry's sustainable development initiative is definitely on track to achieve its Voluntary Commitment 10-year targets.

The audited results show that 194,950 tonnes of PVC were recycled in 2008, a year-on-year 30% increase on the levels for post-consumer …

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Vinyl 2010 Announces Winners of Second Sustainable Development Essay Competition

The winners of the second Vinyl 2010 Essay Competition have been announced, following the detailed deliberations of the two judging panels. Prizes have been awarded to the three top contestants from across Europe, in addition to the best global level entry. A special Industry prize has also been added to this year’s prizes.

The winning essays, as well as the 35 runners-up, can be read on the co…

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