PVC at Olympics destined for reuse or recycling

Anthony Clark

Published: July 31, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Construction Sustainability Materials Suppliers
Companies & Associations

LONDON (July 31, 12:15 p.m. ET) — Solvay Vinyls is helping the Olympic Games meets its sustainability commitments, according to the company, thanks to its VinyLoop recycling technology for PVC composites.

Serge Ferrari, a global supplier of architectural tarpaulins and a VinyLoop partner, has delivered 80 percent of the PVC-coated technical textiles used by the London Olympics.

Venues using the French company’s materials include the Olympic stadium, the water polo arena and the Royal Artillery barrack.

Romain Ferrari, CEO of the Serge Ferrari Group, said: “This unique process jointly developed with Solvay provides a second life to vinyl textiles and makes them 100 percent recyclable.”

Some of the PVC-coated textiles temporary used at London 2012 venues will be re-employed in soccer stadiums currently under construction in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Others will be converted in gym mats for schools with the remainder recycled at VinyLoop’s Ferrara plant.

Jo Carris, learning legacy ambassador of the Olympic Games, said: “The PVC policy focused attention on the use of PVC across the project and highlighted that the functional properties of PVC make it the most appropriate material in certain circumstances.”


Comments

PVC at Olympics destined for reuse or recycling

Anthony Clark

Published: July 31, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events