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InPro partners with Georgia Gulf to make a more sustainable PVC blend


October 15, 2012
By InPro Corporation

Oct. 17, 2012 – Taking cues from Europe’s more progressive environmental standards, InPro Corporation has partnered with Georgia Gulf to make its popular rigid vinyl blend more sustainable by replacing heavy-metal stabilizers with organic based stabilizers. Moving forward, every product featuring InPro’s rigid vinyl – including rigid wall cladding, handrails, crash rails, corner guards and kickplates – will feature this new, organic based blend.



Oct. 17, 2012 – Taking cues from Europe’s more progressive environmental
standards, InPro Corporation has partnered with Georgia Gulf to make its
popular rigid vinyl blend more sustainable by replacing heavy-metal stabilizers
with organic based stabilizers. Moving forward, every product featuring
InPro’s rigid vinyl – including rigid wall cladding, handrails, crash rails,
corner guards and kickplates – will feature this new, organic based blend.
 
“Studying European standards and trends has allowed InPro to lead the charge
domestically toward a more sustainable vinyl product,” said Glenn Kennedy, COO
of InPro, “Our work with Georgia Gulf places us well ahead of the curve. We can
offer our customers a more eco-friendly PVC blend that retains its great
durability.”
 
American manufacturers are under no regulatory pressure when it comes to vinyl
stabilizers. By actively seeking out eco-friendly renewable technology, InPro
remains at the forefront of sustainability initiatives, while still offering
customers the choice of traditional vinyl options.
 
Kennedy added, “Our clients will never know the difference, but we will, and
that’s reason enough for us to make the change.”
 
When base vinyl monomer is being made, manufacturers add non-renewable metals
to the mix as a stabilizer. In the absence of such stabilizers, PVC would
otherwise rapidly degrade under heat, light, and atmospheric oxygen, leading to
discolored, brittle products. The new formula replaces metal additives with
renewable organic stabilizers developed by Georgia Gulf.



Related links

www.inprocorp.com

www.ggc.com

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