100 years of PVC at SAIE3

28 February 2013


The first 100 years of PVC will be celebrated within SAIE3 with an exhibition area of more than 400 square meters and an important convention on the uses of this material in historical city centers. The two events are offered by PVC Forum Italia (the Italian organization that includes the main companies that produce PVC resin and additives, compound and transform PVC) together with its group SiPVC – Serramenti e Avvolgibili – within the new exhibition of windows, doors, shutters and finishings for interiors and exteriors that will be held in Bologna’s Exhibition Centre (Bologna, quartiere fieristico) from February 28 to March 2, 2013.
The exhibition area – corresponding to PVC Forum Italia’s stand – will be divided into three thematic areas. The first will be dedicated to windows and shutters in PVC in historical city centers, the second to its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and the third one to PVC’s various uses, ranging from designer windows to packaging to pharmaceuticals. Over 45 posters and videos broadcasted on 7 LCD TVs will describe the world of shutters and windows, and you will find information on PVC and the latest news, like the launch of the new associated brand “Serramenti di qualità made in Italy”.
Part of the exhibition has been thought as a path where you can discover the countless applications of PVC. So as well as windows and shutters, you will also find objects coming from fashion and design, the construction industry and packaging, automotive and free time.
On March 1, the second day of the exhibition, the conference “I centri storici: interventi corretti a garanzia dell’ambiente e dell’utente” (historical city centers: the right actions for the safety of the user and the environment) will take place. Architects Fabrizio Bianchetti, Orio De Paoli and Alessandro Ballocchi and engineer Marco Piana, with the moderation of Ennio Braicovich, director of Nuova Finestra, will discuss from 14.30 to 17.30 the various uses of PVC historical city center rebuilding. The focus will be on the qualities of PVC in shutters and windows both aesthetically and on the energetic and acoustic performance.

PVC – it is a sustainable material used for different applications. Compared to other plastics, PVC uses mo renewable raw materials (53%) and less oil (43%) in the production process. According to 2010’s data by PVC Forum Italia, over 1000 companies take part to the production/transformation process of PVC, to which we must add thousands of small companies that use the PVC products. Approximately 45’500 employees participate to the production process (about 22’500) or in related sectors (about 23’000) for a total income of approximately 8’000 million Euros and 7-800’000 tons of transformed PVC every year.