PVC and Boat Construction

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) has been targeted by approximately 60 environmental organizations who seek to eliminate it from consumer products. The claim against PVC (denied by the Vinyl industry) is that dioxins are created in the product production, lifetime off-gassing, and eventual disposal of PVC items. Dioxins are carcinogenic and associated with birth defects. L.L. Bean, Wal-Mart, Nike, Microsoft, Ikea, Johnson and Johnson, and dozens of other major companies, have either phased out PVC, or are in the process of doing so.

PVC is currently found in thousands of products from children's toys, to building materials, to inflatable boat coatings. Innova is working towards making all of their boats PVC free, and all but four models are currently PVC free. Our Nitrylon boat coating is made of blends of natural rubbers.

We have identified our Innova PVC-free models on our website.

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