FVA Overview

The FVA is a coalition of trade organizations, materials suppliers, compounders, formulators, molders and fabricators, who are currently concerned with regulatory and legislative attempts to debate, limit or “de-select” flexible vinyl products in commerce. The FVA provides messaging and advocacy on the proven safety, economy and utility of flexible PVC, a material used in a wide range of health care, recreational, military, automotive, building, flooring, construction and packaging applications.

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Kevin D. Ott
FVA Executive Director
[email protected]


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Supporting Member Organizations

  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • ExxonMobil Chemical
  • Plastics Industry Association
  • Teknor Apex Company
  • The Vinyl Institute

Industry News

FVA Calls Out Consumer Reports’ Omissions in Plastic Packaging Story in Washington Post

K.Ott/FVA Featured in Packaging Dive Article on Performance of PVC in Packaging and EPA Risk Assessments

U.S. FDA Reiterates Decision on Phthalate Safety

FVA’s Kevin Ott Responds to Errant HuffPost Article on Phthalates

FVA Submission to the EPA Docket re CBD Petition Denial

New from Vinyl Institute: PVC in Medical Care

December 22, 2022

Getting Smart Around Phthalates and PVC

FDA Grants FVA Petition to Remove 25 Phthalates No Longer Used; Finds Current Exposure to Phthalates in Food Contact Applications to Be Safe

Primary Plasticizers Authorized for Food Contact: Carlos, Begley et.al. (FDA) 2018

Phthalates 20/20: The Need for Clarity in Assessing Safety

FDA to Consider Petition to Abandon 26 Ortho-Phthalates

FVA Opposes LD1433 in State of Maine

FVA Comments to State of California DTSC

Correcting the Record: False PVC/Phthalates Statements: Vinyl Verified Video

FDA Asks for Comments on FVA Petition

Vinyl Verified Response to Reader’s Digest Anti-PVC Article

FVA 2017 Value Chain Survey Results

FVA Comments to State of California on Candidate Chemicals in Flooring
November 6, 2017

FVA Comments to CPSC on NHANES Data
March 24, 2017

News about the Ortho-Phthalates Coalition
December 7, 2016

A Vaccine to Counter the Epidemic of Prop 65 Lawsuits: Insurance
Perspectives for the Flexible Vinyl Industry
By Kevin D. Ott, Executive Director, Flexible Vinyl Alliance
May 16, 2015

Can you Afford to Settle Prop 65 Lawsuits?
March 14, 2016

FVA File Comments to GSA re Federal Green Building Standards
September 14, 2015

Plastics/Vinyl Industry Raises $7K for American Red Cross Ebola Relief Efforts
April 28, 2015

FVA Submits Comments to the CPSC regarding Children's Products and Specified Phthalates
March 13, 2015

Vinyl Saves Lives’ Project at The International Plastics Showcase Will Benefit American Red Cross International Services
March 16, 2015
You may submit your individual or corporate donation to the American Red Cross here.

Vinyl Saves Lives Exhibit on Tap for NPE 2015
January 21, 2015

EPA Updates Chemical Work Plan: October 2014
October 27, 2014

FVA Letter to CPSC Chairman Kaye
September 11, 2014

CPSC’s Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel releases report on phthalates and phthalate alternatives.
July 18, 2014

Report shows there are numerous safe plasticizers for PVC medical devices
March 31, 2014

Business & Issues Update: RFCI
February 2014

AHPBC: Ohio Senate Advances Resolution to Improve State's Green Building Policy
February 26, 2014

Questions and Answers: DINP and Prop 65
February 5, 2014

High phthalates DINP and DIDP safe for use in all current consumer applications; European Commission concludes “absence of any further risks”
January 31, 2014

CA Prop 65 Targets Phthalates in December 5 Ruling: ACC Responds
December 5, 2013

FVA Commends EPA Decision to Withdraw Draft Rules on Chemicals
September 12, 2013

Industry Events

Plastics Industry Association

2023 33rd Vinyl Compounders Conference

December 4-6, 2023

Austin, TX

Contact: Leslie Jutte: [email protected]