About Vinyl Institute, The
- The Vinyl Institute (VI) is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives, and modifiers. The VI works on behalf of its members to promote the benefits of the world’s most versatile plastic used water pipes, cladding, windows, roofing, flooring and wallcovering. The VI conducts and sponsors research ranging from economic analyses to technical reports, including life-cycle inventory data used by vinyl product manufactures for life-cycle assessments. The VI offers accredited continuing education programs for the architecture and design community, and sponsors U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon teams and student design competitions.