LCI data

It is important to collect and provide proper LCI (Life Cycle Inventory) data for correct LCA evaluations.

According to the eco-profile data published by PlasticsEurope for general purpose plastics, there is no remarkable difference in the process energy from extraction of oil to plastic production between PVC and the other polymers.

PVC, of which more than half of its weight is composed of common salt, requires about half the feedstock energy needed for the polymers based mainly on hydrocarbons. The sum of process energy and feedstock energy for suspension PVC is therefore only about 60 MJ/kg, below the corresponding sum for those other polymers.