Westlake Global Compounds Joins the PVCMed Alliance

Medical Packaging

The PVCMed Alliance, established under the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM), is a value chain platform advocating for the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as a safe, versatile and increasingly sustainable option in healthcare environments. This partnership aligns with the Alliance's vision of ensuring that healthcare environments benefit from the best PVC-based products, balancing top-quality care with environmental responsibility.

Westlake Global Compounds is committed to manufacturing safe and innovative high-quality medical PVC compounds in compliance with all relevant European country regulatory standards, ensuring safety and reliability in many life-saving healthcare applications.

Ole Grøndahl Hansen, Project Leader of the PVCMed Alliance, expressed enthusiasm about the new partnership: "The inclusion of Westlake Global Compounds into our alliance comes at a critical juncture for PVC in general and medical PVC in particular. The addition reinforces our commitment to advancing PVC's role in delivering quality healthcare, and their expertise in PVC compounding will be invaluable in driving our initiatives forward."

Renee Havrilla, Vice President of Westlake Global Compounds, shared the reasons behind the decision to join the PVCMed Alliance: "Partnering with the PVCMed Alliance positions us at the forefront of medical market innovation in Europe, ready to swiftly address and even predict healthcare needs while informing our customers and continuing to offer possible solutions. Our global reach complements the Alliance's influence beyond Europe, enabling us to leverage their publications and studies to promote well-informed PVC applications in healthcare."


Westlake Corporation

Chip Swearngan

PVCMed Alliance

Tobias Johnsen
Communications Manager
+45 30282068

Ole Grøndahl Hansen
Project Leader
+45 40734014

About Westlake Global Compounds

Westlake Global Compounds, a business unit of Westlake Corporation (NYSE: WLK), is a global compounding business with facilities worldwide in China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United States and Vietnam; as well as a stabilizer plant in Japan and a world-class research facility in France and 8 application laboratories. It is a leading manufacturer of specialty PVC compounds. The company has a strong track record of innovation and customer service globally. Nakan Healthcare is a division of Westlake Global Compounds specializing in manufacturing compounds for medical PVC applications in Europe.

About the PVCMed Alliance

PVCMed Alliance is The European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers' (ECVM) value chain platform, focusing on raising awareness and promoting informed decisions about the use of PVC in healthcare. Established in 2012, it represents leading companies in the medical PVC value chain. For more information about the PVCMed Alliance, its mission, its partners, and how to join, please visit pvcmed.org or contact info@pvcmed.org.