Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most used plastics in the world. Global polyvinyl chloride use exceeds 35 million tonnes per year, and the demand is growing. At a global level, PVC use grows by an average of 5% per year, with higher growth rates in developing countries.
In EU-28, about 8 million tonnes of PVC products are manufactured every year. Annual European consumption of PVC resin totals 6.5 million tonnes - 15% of all plastics used in Europe
Due to its exceptional versatility, PVC is found in an endless array of products that, in one way or another, enhance our daily lives.