Our economy is impacted by the businesses we operate in Canada, but is significantly affected by global economies too. It is vital that our domestic economy be able to rely on stable industries in order to contribute to a robust economy. The vinyl industry is one of the strongest and most stable manufacturing sectors in our country, and contributes thousands of jobs from coast to coast; helping to support Canada’s economic growth.
Future generations are predicated on what we do today. Economies and environments cannot be sustained without everyone taking responsibility. The Canadian Vinyl industry is dedicated to responsible manufacturing and creating product longevity, contrary to today’s “disposable mentality” mindset. Vinyl products are designed to last into future generations, while honoring today’s carbon footprint reduction goals.
VINYL PRODUCTION PROCESS
Think about vinyl every time you get a drink of water, have a shower, run the washing machine or open your windows; find out how rigid vinyl plays an important role in all of your life plans, from saving you money to reducing your carbon footprint.
Since the discovery of vinyl by Walter Semon in 1926, this incredible versatile material has truly evolved into one of the most important materials of our time and particularly in the health care industry and bringing safe clean water to your home.
The building blocks of all things vinyl begins with the resin which comes in small flake or pellet form. Compared to many other traditional materials, vinyl is quite light-weight which makes for many economic benefits for the consumer.
Additives are the key ingredient in the creation of important vinyl products used every day, and are what makes vinyl flexible. When in a hospital you will see oxygen masks, IV bags, and mattress covers, a few examples of flexible vinyl products.
The Vinyl Institute of Canada is strongly bonded to associations across Canada, and around the world. Our alignment with the Vinyl Institute in Washington D.C., forms a powerful voice for our North American industry, while our Vinyl Institute of Canada President, Aiñe Curran, also represents our industry as the Vice Chair of The Global Vinyl Council, and can assist you with your industry goals abroad.
As part of our corporate social responsibilities, the Vinyl Institute of Canada recently launched its Public Service website www.letstalkvinyl.com. Whether you are a student, teacher, mom, or scientist, this service is for you. The goal of the site is to invite visitors from all corners of the world to ask questions about vinyl; it’s uses, it’s history, and its benefits to society.
Industry can only be successful when it works in concert with all levels of government. The Vinyl Institute of Canada members have a long standing, respectful, and successful relationship with various ministries; working to ensure that the vinyl manufacturing sector and government benchmarks are synchronized, supporting our industry’s continued growth and contributions to Canada.