Rubber & Plastics News, “PVC alternatives spur Eldon James’ growth”

DENVER — Eldon James Corp. decided to go against the grain 30 years ago, and that decision is paying dividends now that the tubing industry has evolved.

The firm decided not to make products using polyvinyl chloride, rather utilizing innovative polyethylenes and thermoplastic elastomers under its Flexelene brand to produce a family of cleaner tubing products.

“I was concerned about PVCs and the effects on the health of humans,” Eldon James President Marcia Coulson said. “In the evaluation it was very clear to me that this is a much better alternative. Something we could believe in and lead the way in introducing it to the market. That was very fulfilling.”

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