INOVYN has made its first deliveries of BIOVYNTM, the world’s first commercially available bio-attributed PVC.
Deliveries were made to Tarkett, which is sourcing BIOVYNTM for a new sustainable flooring collection due to be launched in 2020.
Comments Filipe Constant, Business Director INOVYN: “Since the launch of BIOVYN™ in October, we have seen strong global interest. We’ve had expressions of interest from leading companies across a wide range of sectors including automotive, medical, furniture and other consumer goods, where sustainability is becoming increasingly important.
“The very strong sustainability credentials of BIOVYN™, not least the significant greenhouse gas savings delivered during production, are already proving to be very attractive to these global brands as they move towards more sustainable products.”
Earlier this year INOVYN launched BIOVYNTM, which is made using a renewable feedstock derived from the wood value chain. It delivers a greenhouse gas saving of over 90% compared to conventionally produced PVC as certified by The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).
Formed on 1 July 2015, INOVYN is a vinyls producer that ranks among the top three worldwide. With a turnover above €3.5 billion, INOVYN has more than 4,300 employees and manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in ten countries across Europe.
INOVYN’s portfolio consists of an extensive range of class-leading products arranged across Organic Chlorine Derivatives; Chlor Alkali; General Purpose Vinyls; Specialty Vinyls; Sulphur Chemicals; Salt; and Electrochemical and Vinyls Technologies. Annual production volumes are more than 40 million tones. www.inovyn.com
With a history stretching back 135 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of more than €2.8 billion in 2018. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletics tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. Tarkett has 13,000 employees and 36 industrial sites and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to change the game with circular economy, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and wellbeing, and preserving natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60. www.tarkett.com
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is the world’s most trusted, valued and peer-reviewed standard for the sustainable bio-based and circular economy. It is one of the European Commission’s approved voluntary schemes used to show compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive’s sustainability criteria. RSB’s is the first standard to develop a credible approach for the use of production waste and residues - including from non-biogenic sources - for fuels and products. The RSB Standard has been developed and approved by its many stakeholders, including social and environmental NGOs, UN agencies, academia and industry, ensuring it is a uniquely practical and credible approach for building a sustainable economy. www.rsb.org