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Final SCENIHR opinion on DEHP in medical devices published

After months in public consultation, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) has now published its “Opinion on the safety of medical devices containing DEHP‐plasticized PVC or other plasticizers on neonates and other groups possibly at risk (2015 update).”

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AUSTRALIAN PVC STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM – ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT

The PVC industry’s Product Stewardship Program is one of the longest standing stewardship schemes in Australia, with the specificity to have a broad, whole-of-lifecycle, focus. From its outset, it was deliberately designed to be a dynamic, evolving program to drive best practice and continual improvement in the manufacture of PVC products.

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Phase-out of lead-based stabilisers

Important communication about the sunset date for the phase-out of lead-based stabilizers in the local (South African) market. Please feel free to communicate with SAVA if you require any clarity.

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Continental Compounders chosen as Compounder of the Month!

SAVA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Continental Compounders for being chosen as the Compounder of the Month in die international Compounding World magazine! Well done!!

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ALL FOR APPLICATIONS - 2015 GLOBAL CLEANTECH INNOVATION PROGRAMME FOR SMEs IN SOUTH AFRICA

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) are proud to invite applications for the 2015 Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in South Africa (GCIP-SA).

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PAYING ATTENTION TO WASTE MANAGEMENT LEGISLATION – RISK AND OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PVC INDUSTRY

Plastics are one of the most used materials in today's world because of its various properties, from cost saving and light weighting to durability and longevity. However, as we are using more plastic products, we are also creating more plastic waste. In keeping with international trends and the local legislative framework, the South African plastics industry has committed to the vision “zero plastics to landfill by 2030”. In my opinion a somewhat ambitious target but surely one that will call the industry to definitive action!

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Plastics and medical devices – technical properties in a historical perspective

Imagine a world without plastics. The computer on your desktop, the TV on your wall and the credit card in your wallet would not exist. The car you drive would weigh more and have worse mileage, and though your smartphone may have an exterior made of glass and metal, plastics make up the lion’s share of the interior. Yet important as these consumer goods have seemingly become in our tech-crazed lives, there is one area where plastics are truly critical: in medical devices. Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is the most widely used plastics, and material in general, for medical devices, with a share of about 40 %.1 Patented in 1913, PVC was introduced during World War II to replace glass and metal for packaging of pharmaceutical products. After a modest start, the material became increasingly popular in the postwar years, and today it has no equal in the world of medical devices.

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Dioxins and PVC - A troubled past, a brighter future

PVC manufacturing plants were once blamed for spewing out poisonous dioxins, and labelled “dioxin factories” by Greenpeace. This no longer the case, thanks to a concerted effort by industry and regulators. Today, the European PVC industry accounts for 0,1% of the total dioxins emitted by human activities.

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SAVA adopts Vinyls Industry Best Practice Standards...

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PVC gets a spotlight at NPE for its role in saving lives

“Ripped from the headlines” is a phrase more associated with prime time television than trade shows. But it does apply to a special exhibit at NPE 2015.

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SAPPMA call for industry participation in the 7th Pipe Quality Survey

SAPPMA is inviting industry participation in its 7th Pipe Quality Survey by calling on companies to submit HDPE pipe samples for selective quality testing by an independent laboratory. Deadline for submissions is 30 April 2015

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Resin prices continuing to tumble

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Deadline is Looming for PVC Pipes to be Heavy Metal Free

Manufacturers of PVC pipes in South Africa have less than six months left to ensure that their products are compliant with the Southern African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS) ruling that all locally manufactured be free of heavy metals by July 2015.

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For your information – The gazetted pricing strategy and implementation guide for the NEMWA...

For your information – The gazetted pricing strategy and implementation guide for the Implementation of The National Environmental Management: Waste Amendment Act, 2014

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New Rigid PVC Performs like Polycarbonate yet Dramatically Reduces Stress Cracking in Contact with Flexible PVC Medical Devices

Medical-Grade Apex SCR™ Compounds Provide Properties for Which PC Has Traditionally Been Specified for Connectors and Similar Devices: Rigidity, Toughness, and Clarity

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SAVA established partnership with the National Business Initiative (NBI)

Free and subsidized specialist energy support for SAVA members! Against the backdrop of the increasing cost of energy to businesses as well as the current power supply challenges and its impact on business continuity, SAVA has partnered with the NBI to provide members of SAVA with support to reduce their energy consumption and energy costs through free or subsidised services offered by the NBI's Private Sector Energy Efficiency Program (PSEE).

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Polymer prices drop as oil and feedstock costs fall

In January, the massive fall in crude oil and naphtha prices led to substantial reductions in petrochemical feedstock costs across Europe.

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SAVA Hosts Global Vinyls Council (GVC) Board Meeting and Highly Successful Vinyls SA 2014 Conference

SAVA HOSTS GLOBAL VINYLS COUNCIL (GVC) BOARD MEETING AND HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL VINYLS SA 2014 CONFERENCE

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PVC4PIPES Launch Multimedia Presentation

PVC4Pipes has produced a short multimedia presentation that delivers 10 key reasons for choosing PVC for the piping industry. Entitled: “PVC PIPES - LIFELINES FOR A NEW AGE” the four minute clip communicates the major benefits of PVC pipe systems derived from many years of solid experience and the latest scientific evidence. Steve Tan, spokesman for PVC4Pipes is convinced that these various messages will resonate with stakeholders from the industry

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SAVinyls Conference 2014 Presentations:Dr Arjen Sevenster-Developments and Innovation in the use of PVC in construction

SAVinyls Conference 2014 Presentations:Dr Arjen Sevenster-Developments and Innovation in the use of PVC in construction

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