Presenting BioVinyl


Flexible PVC that Performs
BioVinyl™ is the first and only flexible PVC made with DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ bio-based plasticizer. It's a rapidly renewable alternative that is phthalate free and offers customers a more sustainable option with a carbon footprint that rivals all polyolefins, polyurethane and most commercial biopolymers.

BioVinyl is the one bio-based compound that performs. It provides all the benefits of traditional vinyl - processability, UV resistance and durability. Plus improvements in heat stability, plasticizer efficiency, abrasion resistance and tensile strength, all with a minor cost impact. Good for business, good for people, and good for the planet, BioVinyl is good chemistry made better.


Green Goes Mainstream
Research suggests that the majority of consumers prefer to purchase products manufactured in a sustainable manner. Capturing this "green" demand requires that your products meet three criteria:

1) They offer the same functional benefit as the alternative product
2) The price is similar
3) The claim of "green" is backed up by credible data

Incorporating a PVC compound using Dow ECOLIBRIUM into your application achieves all three requirements quickly and without the need to redesign your application or process.


Need Evidence?
In an analysis adhering to the ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 standards, the use of 1,000 pounds of a BioVinyl PVC cable jacketing compound will reduce CO2 equivalent emissions by 700 pounds when compared to a DINP based material. This environmental benefit is equal to saving the "use" of 36 gallons of gasoline. To see the details of the Life Cycle Analysis, click here.
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Introducing BioVinyl - Sustainable Flexibility
BioVinyl is the first flexible PVC compound made with DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ bio-based plasticizer.
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Properties of Two Developmental BioVinyl™ Compounds for Standard Flexible Vinyl Applications
DOW Life Cycle Assessment
PVC compounds for electric cable application
 
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