VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2020 wird Webkonferenz

Auch das VinylPlus® Sustainability Forum 2020 am 15. Oktober 2020 wird virtuell als Webkonferenz stattfinden. „Obwohl es sehr schade ist, die Teilnehmer des VSF dieses Mal nicht persönlich treffen zu können, freuen wir uns auf ein weiteres erfolgreiches Nachhaltigkeitsforum“, so VinylPlus® Geschäftsführerin Brigitte Dero. Die Webkonferenz bietet hochkarätige Redner und Vorträge sowie interaktive Diskussionen und Live-Abstimmungen, an denen sich Teilnehmer von überall auf der Welt beteiligen können.

Zu den Top-Themen sind VinylPlus® Sustainability Forum gehören der europäische Green Deal und die damit verbundenen Möglichkeiten der PVC-Branche, ihre nachhaltigen Produkte im Markt zu positionieren, das Grüne Bauen mit zertifizierten PVC-Produkten und die Entwicklung der PVC-Branche bis 2030.

Weitere Details zum virtuellen VinylPlus® Nachhaltigkeitsforum gibt es unter

VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2020 goes virtual

The VinylPlus® Sustainability Forum 2020 on 15 October 2020 will take place virtually as a web conference. „While we are saddened not to be able to meet you in person, we are excited to see you all virtually and look forward to another successful Sustainability Forum“, says VinylPlus® Managing Director Brigitte Dero. The web conference will feature quality speakers and presentations as well as interactive debates and live polling, with participants from around the world.

Topics of the VinylPlus® Sustainability Forum include the European Green Deal and the related opportunities for the PVC industry to position its sustainable products in the market, green building with certified PVC products and the development of the PVC industry until 2030.

Further details of the upcoming VinylPlus® Sustainability Forum 2020 can be found at

Corona Crisis: Vinyl products in the healthcare sector

The AGPU published a detailed report on the benefits of vinyl products in the healthcare sector on its website. They have been used successfully for over 60 years and are indispensable. This is also evident in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic and is demonstrated by the wide range of medical applications, such as pharmaceutical blister packs for medicines, infusion tubes, blood bags, respiratory masks, single-use protective gloves or components of medical devices.

The range of high-performance PVC products in the healthcare sector is wide and is constantly being expanded with new applications. About 40 percent of all medical plastic products in European hospitals are made of PVC. They improve the chances of recovery, extend life expectancy and enable the best standards of hygiene. PVC owes its widespread use in the healthcare sector not only to its individually adaptable material properties, but also to its attractive designs and low purchase and maintenance costs in times of tight budgets.

EU: Medical Device Regulation postponed

In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the EU Parliament has postponed the start of the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) until 26 May 2021. This means that medical devices can still be marketed for another year under the previous regulations.

The Medical Devices Regulation was supposed to come into force on 26 May of this year. Among other things, it lays down uniform criteria for testing bodies, the so-called Notified Bodies, for the approval of medical devices and regulates the procedure for the approval of clinical trials of medical devices.

Already in March, the EU Commission had advocated postponing the start of the regulation in order to avoid supply bottlenecks with medical devices during the corona crisis.