In celebration of the role that PVC can play at sporting events, the British Plastic Federation’s Vinyls Group have today published a brochure highlighting the use of PVC products in the construction of sporting venues, as well as the diverse range of PVC product applications for performance sports surfaces, sports equipment and clothing.
For this year’s sporting events in London, PVC fabric is highly visible as membrane wraps and roofing at a number of venues including the Water Polo Arena; the Aquatics Centre; Eton Manor; the Royal Artillery Barracks; the Basketball Arena and in the main stadium. PVC products are also being used extensively for performance sports surfaces, protective barriers, and matting. In addition, behind the scenes, PVC products are playing a critical role in the vital wiring and piping infrastructure. In total over one hundred and forty two thousand square metres of PVC fabric are being used to create new London sports venues.
It is now widely recognised that plastics are essential for modern lifestyles, this is particularly evident with PVC. The same is true in sport where PVC can fulfill a number of roles in sporting stadia, equipment and accessories.
Another key factor supporting the use of PVC in Sport, as recognised by UK Government, is the achievement made as part of the PVC Industry’s Vinyl2010, a ten year voluntary commitment to sustainable development. Achievements that will now be built on through the PVC industry’s new VinylPlus programme; www.vinylplus.eu .
The PVC in Sport brochure can be downloaded from, www.PVCinSport.co.uk
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Notes for editors:
British Plastics Federation (BPF) is the UK trade association for the plastics industry – representing the whole supply chain including polymer producers, distributors, additives suppliers, machinery manufacturers, processors and recyclers.