2008 News

'Beware of Green-Washing,' Architecture Students Warned
Students of architecture and design need to be alert to “green-washing” as they work toward a more sustainable future, attendees were cautioned at the conference of the American Institute of Architecture Students in Milwaukee.

Architecture Students Feature Vinyl in Award-Winning Design
Two Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design students won first place for their innovative use of vinyl in an architectural competition to design a transit stop for the Milwaukee County Transit System.

Vinyl Furniture Selected to Help Curb Hospital Infections
One of Australia’s leading hospitals announced a major investment in vinyl furniture to help curb dangerous infections. Other major hospitals are likely to follow suit, according to the Melbourne Age.

Recycled Vinyl Increasingly Popular With Artists
Twelve original works of art painted on recycled vinyl billboards are going on display across Los Angeles, where they will be seen by an estimated 500,000 commuters a day, according to the organizers.

Drywall Waste Diverted from Landfill to Vinyl Carpet Backing and Tile
Tapping one of the largest construction waste streams, flooring company Mannington Industries is recycling drywall gypsum, adding it to vinyl carpet backing and vinyl tile. In the past year, Mannington has recycled more than 115 tons of drywall waste.

Ultra-Low-Maintenance PVC Decking Debuts at International Builders Show
New lines of vinyl/PVC decking that are easier than ever to care for debuted at the 2008 International Builders Show, largely in response to consumer demand for low-maintenance decks that keep their looks longer. The show is the world’s largest annual light construction convention.

The Gates© New York City Project to be Featured in HBO Documentary
The Gates©, which for 16 days in February 2005, brightened a wintry New York City with 23 miles of orange banners that were supported by 7,500 frames made of recyclable vinyl, is the focus of a new HBO® documentary.