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New “Flexible Vinyl Alliance” to advocate for industry

A new U.S. organization has been formed to respond to anti-plastics initiatives at the state and local levels.


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November 28, 2009 by Canadian Plastics

A new U.S. organization has been formed to respond to anti-plastics initiatives at the state and local levels.

 

Called the Flexible Vinyl Alliance (FVA), the McLean, Va.-based group is coordinated by Kevin Ott, of Ott Consulting LLC.

 

According to Ott, the Alliance “will provide information and guidance to its members so they can effectively advocate for flexible vinyl products, which have been proven safe and are very economical. Vinyl products are essential in a wide range of practical, therapeutic, military and life-saving applications and uses.”

Ott will be working with an 11-member steering committee to regularly review the challenges the industry faces, and identify opportunities for the industry to deliver sound advocacy messages to decision-makers and legislators at the grassroots level.

 

The FVA will also work in conjunction with existing industry groups and companies in the plastics and manufacturing areas – such as the Mississauga, Ont.-based Vinyl Council of Canada – to promote the industry and guide discussion on appropriate issues.

 

Funding for the first 18 months has been provided by the Phthalate Esters Panel of the American Chemistry Council in Arlington, Va.