The PVC value chain is engaged in the research and development of new formulations to ensure maximum safety and protection of the environment and the health of users and consumers.

The VinylPlus commitment on sustainable use of additives, for example, resulted in the complete replacement of lead-based stabilisers in PVC applications in the EU-28 by the end of 2015, whilst European plasticiser producers continued to adapt their products to legislation and to the evolving demands of the market.

New formulations for PVC cables are currently under development to further improve their performance in fires.

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