About Vinyl Institute

The Vinyl Institute, founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and vinyl packaging materials. The Vinyl Institute serves as the collective voice for the vinyl industry; engaging industry stakeholders in shaping the future of vinyl.

VI Vision

The Vinyl Institute serves as the collective voice for the vinyl industry; engaging industry stakeholders in shaping the future of vinyl.

VI Mission

The Vinyl Institute is dedicated to enhancing the growth and protecting the stature of the vinyl industry.

Strategic Objectives

  • Expand key markets for vinyl product solutions
  • Advocate vinyl industry priorities in Federal, State and local legislative processes, with regulatory agencies, and in codes and standards affecting the vinyl industry
  • Enhance overall communications with key internal and external audiences on the benefits of vinyl, and engage stakeholders on relevant industry issues
  • Facilitate knowledge-sharing across the vinyl value chain, and be known as the “go-to” source of industry information on vinyl research, technology, lifecycle analysis and recycling, and on legislative, regulatory, technical, health, safety, energy and environmental issues
  • Promote vinyl solutions that advance energy efficiency and life cycle benefits
  • Provide strategic direction and organizational excellence responsive to member needs

Member Companies

Full Members

Formosa Plastics
9 Peach Tree Hill Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
Phone: (973) 716-7238
Web: www.fpcusa.com
OxyVinyls LP
5005 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75244-6119
Phone: (877) 699-8465
Web: www.oxy.com
Shintech Inc.
5618 Highway, 332 East
Freeport, TX 77541
Phone: (979) 233-7861
Web: www.shinetsu.co.jp
Westlake Chemical Corporation
2801 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 960-9111
Web: www.westlakechemical.com

Supporting Members

Eastman Chemical Company
200 South Wilcox Drive
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
Phone: (423) 229-2000
Web: www.eastman.com
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
13501 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079-1398
Phone: (281) 870-6760
Web: www.exxonchemical.com
Kaneka Texas Corporation
6161 Underwood Road
Pasadena, TX 77507
Phone: (800) 526-3223
Web: www.kanekatexas.com
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
4200 Bells Lane
Louisville, KY 40211
Phone: (440) 943-4200
Web: www.lubrizol.com
Mexichem Specialty Resins, Inc.
Río San Javier No. 10
Fracc. Viveros del Río
Tlalnepantla, Estado de México.
C.P. 54060
Phone: (52 55) 5366 4000
Web: www.mexichem.com
PolyOne Corporation
33587 Walker Road
PolyOne Center
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Phone: (440) 930-1000
Web: www.polyone.com
Teknor Apex
505 Central Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: (401) 725-8000
Web: www.teknorapex.com
Valtris Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
7500 East Pleasant Valley Road
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 875-7200
Web: www.valtris.com
Wacker Chemical Corporation
P.O. Box 1495
Calvert City, KY 42029
Phone: (270) 395-6000
Web: www.wacker.com

Membership

The Value of Membership in the Vinyl Institute

The Vinyl Institute is the national trade association that represents all aspects of the North American PVC/vinyl industry. Its stellar performance has made the VI the voice of the vinyl industry on the matters of importance to the future, as it is recognized around the world for its exclusive commitment to PVC/vinyl’s success in the marketplace.

Since 1982, the VI has worked on behalf of its members and their customers to:

  • build awareness of the benefits PVC/vinyl products bring to society
  • showcase the health, safety and environmental performance progress that has been achieved by the vinyl industry.
  • advocate the vinyl industry’s interests in the legislative and regulatory process
  • strengthen bonds between the vinyl industry and its customer companies and trade associations.
  • defend the industry and its products from misguided and unwarranted attacks

Under the leadership of vinyl resin producers, and with the support of industry suppliers, and vinyl product manufacturers, the Vinyl Institute is positioned to accomplish much more than any one company could accomplish on their own.

The Vinyl Institute Represents the PVC/Vinyl Industry

Every day, the VI is actively promoting the benefits of all vinyl products and materials – building and construction, packaging, electrical, medical, and others – to the customers of product suppliers such as architects, builders, retailers, product specifiers, students, and consumers.

VI is also a leader in the Global Vinyl Council, which meets regularly to share pertinent information with industry partners around the world, and distributes this information to VI members.

Advocacy and Industry Affairs

VI provides unparalleled expertise on PVC/vinyl-related issues as we speak for the PVC/vinyl industry to the public, Congress, state governments, and the media, providing balanced information and perspective.

VI works with its members, their customers, and other allies to monitor and address policy developments that come before the industry, from proposed governmental regulations and legislation, to statements and reports issued by municipalities, manufacturers, and organizations that present misleading or incorrect information and/or recommend deselection, reduction, or elimination of vinyl products.

As the VI’s office is located in the nation’s capital, VI staff and its members have easy access to the country’s regulatory agencies and political leaders, as well as coalition partners who help advance the vinyl industry’s interests.

Through Congressional Fly-ins, professional and charity events, hearings and meetings, VI members have opportunities to address and engage their members of Congress, along with their key staff.

In grassroots campaigns, targeted outreach to politicians and other decision-makers, and working with members, VI has successfully advanced favorable legislation for the vinyl industry, as well as defeated efforts to restrict or eliminate the use of PVC and vinyl products, leveraging the resources of all vested businesses and parties. VI members also have access to a state affairs monitoring program through its affiliation with the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division.

Health & Safety

VI’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Committee monitors the industry’s performance in safe, environmentally responsible manufacturing practices throughout the industry. The group works with government agencies on issues of manufacturing standards-setting and compliance, and annually recognizes outstanding achievements among VI member companies for workplace safety and environmental performance.

Education

VI conducts or sponsors research ranging from economic analyses to technical reports, fact sheets, and brochures that are distributed to the media, member companies for their own internal and external use, and to other key audiences.

The VI provides timely industry presentations, publications, and outreach support to the vinyl value chain including associations representing pipe, flooring, siding, roofing, windows and doors, wiring, wallcoverings, packaging, and other vinyl products.

The VI also offers accredited continuing education (CE) programs for the architecture and design community and in preparation for the next generation sponsors design competitions for the American Institute of Architecture Students.

Promotion

When it comes to helping your company in this ever competitive global environment, the VI is your partner, from trade shows and conferences, to a comprehensive marketing campaign to promote the use and benefits of vinyl products. Targeted print and on-line advertisements, public relations efforts, and other promotions, all link back to the VI web site and mobile apps where the message is reinforced through social media.

Your Support is Critical to the Industry

All of the work of The Vinyl Institute aims to promote and increase the use of vinyl resin, additives, and products, and emphasize the safety and importance of vinyl. All companies with a stake in the prosperity of the vinyl community should invest in their future by joining the Vinyl Institute.

The Vinyl Institute, founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and other industry suppliers. For membership information, please contact Flavia Brandischok at fbrandischok@vinylinfo.org.

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