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Samsung Green Initiative Seeks to Eliminate PVC Use by 2011

1:35 PM MDT | July 29, 2009 | Vincent Valk

Samsung Electronics, as part of a $4.2-billion eco-management initiative, is seeking to curb or eliminate the use of several chemical compounds, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the company says. The company is also seeking to curb usage of perflourinated compounds (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), and phase out usage of brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Samsung Electronics will phase out use of PVC in all new products by December 31, 2010, while it expects to phase out BFRs by the start of the same year, the company says. In November, the company will...

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