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WORKING HARD FOR CANADA

VINYL IS IMPORTANT TO OUR FUTURE

THE ECONOMY

OUR ECONOMY

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.

THE ENViRONMENT

OUR ENVIRONMENT

There can be no true success without supporting our environment; it’s current and future needs. The Canadian Vinyl industry works with government to ensure that environmental standards are met, and are a priority. Follow this link to learn how the vinyl industry has partnered with the federal government to protect the environment and keep our most important human resource, water, and our aquatic environment safe – https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-performance-agreements/list/tin-stabilizers-vinyl-industry-overview.html.

THE ENViRONMENT

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

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

THE ENViRONMENT

RIGID VINYL

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.

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THE ENViRONMENT

FLEXIBLE VINYL

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.

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THE ENViRONMENT

VINYL RESIN

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.

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THE ENViRONMENT

VINYL ADDITIVES

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.

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STAY CONNECTED TO THE INDUSTRY

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS BENEFITS

GLOBAL VINYL PARTNERS

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.

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PUBLIC
SERVICE

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.

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GOVERNMENT

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.

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WHAT OUR MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY

Oxy Vinyls Canada

“OxyVinyls values the VIC efforts to provide factual and accessible information regarding vinyl products to all sectors of the public.”

James J. Segada

Plant Manager
Oxy Vinyls Canada Co.

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BASF The Chemical Company

“Through our membership in the VIC, we are able to join with other companies in advocating for and promoting the safe use of vinyl products.”

Mark Napiany

Business Director
BASF

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Gerflor The Flooringroup

“In true Canadian fashion, the Vinyl Institute of Canada uses a constructive & collaborative approach in shaping the future of the Vinyl industry.”

Robert Coveney

General Manager
Gerflor Canada

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Norwich Plastics

“The VIC plays a key role in speaking for the Vinyl Industry in Canada and internationally about issues that affect our polymer…”

Tribu Persaud

Director
Norwich Plastics

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