IVK Europe represents the joint interests of companies producing sheets made of plastic and caoutchouc for a multitude of applications. IVK Europe is the voice of its members on political and social level, in Europe as well as in the member states. The focus on the organization's work is on pursuing the interests for the material PVC and its substitutes.

IVK Europe’s 19 company members create an annual turnover of close to 4.8 billion euro and more than 12,000 jobs. IVK Europe supports actively the work of the Circular Plastics Alliance and works closely together with VinylPlus®, the Voluntary Commitment for sustainable development of the European PVC industry.

Example PVC Soft Films

PVC Soft Films

The IVK Europe member companies produce PVC soft films with state-of-the-art calenders. The environment-friendly and low-cost film is unique among flexible films due to its mechanical stability.

Example PVC Rigid Films

PVC Rigid Films

High-value Lighweight Packaging for Food Products or Pharmaceuticals – IVK Europe represents the interests of three companies that produce rigid PVC films for packaging or food-products made from PVC foils or PVC/PE composites.

Example Coated Fabrics

Coated Fabrics

Highly elastic coatings and coatings on the basis of polyester fibers and PVC for sportswear, padding material, technical materials, clothing, coated fabrics for trucks and light-weight buildings for sports stadiums and ...

IVK Europe’s Voluntary Commitments

Circular Plastics Alliance Membership


Signatories of the CPA include sustainability as part of their core business strategy. The Circular Plastics Alliance aims to boost the EU market for recycled plastics to 10 million tonnes by 2025. The alliance covers the full plastics value chains and includes over 245 organisations ...

Voluntary self-commitment VinylPlus

The members of IVK Europe take the principle of product responsibility very seriously. They live it with the voluntary self-commitment VinylPlus, the 10-year programme of the European PVC industry on the sustainable development of PVC.

Download: VinylPlus Progress Report 2022

Growing threats for the plastics converting industry: Companies at risk due to multiple crisis
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VinylPlus Progress Report 2022
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Under pressure: Plastics manufacturers confronted with extremely high prices for energy and raw materials
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IVK Europe: Ongoing shortage of raw materials and rising prices in the plastics industry
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