Eldon James materials and processes have been purposefully chosen to minimize the pollution caused during their life-cycle.
We don’t manufacture any PVC, or Polyvinyl Chloride, a material whose production can negatively affect water and air quality. Over the lifespan of PVC plastic, harmful dioxides such as DEHP or Di (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalates, which are not chemically bound to PVC, have the ability to leach, migrate or evaporate into the environment and create health risks. Phthalates are additives widely used in the production of PVC to make it soft and flexible.
The use of phthalates as an additive has raised concerns in recent years due to the fact that phthalates have been associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health issues. Phthalates (and sometimes BPA and lead), and most damaging of all, high levels of hazardous gases, dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are generated when PVC is incinerated in the disposal process. These compounds could be released into the air, water and soil contributing to health concerns. In addition, the hydrogen chloride released could also cause damage to the incinerators, shortening the life cycle.
Eldon James Corporation has worked hard to develop a full line of replacement non-PVC resins that are eco-friendly, cost effective, and high quality.
We encourage you to browse through our PVC Source Library to learn more about the health and environmental challenges of PVC.