VinylPlus, a value chain initiative of the European PVC industry, developed an Additive Sustainability Footprint (ASF) tool.

Using a ten-step approach the tool allows users to assess PVC additives across the entire product life cycles. This includes production and use phases, and highlights the roles of the additives in the performance of PVC applications. Connecting the dots in the value chain was key, which VinylPlus members showcased by collaborating with the additives producers directly.