The name Vitrionics was derived from the term "Vitrious China" and the word "Electronics", in a manner similar to the word "Avionics" (Aviation and Electronics).

Vitrious china is the material from which many plumbing fixtures such as water closets, urinals, and lavatories are made.

Similarly, Envirotech is derived from "Environment" and "Technology". "Environment" has two meanings, both of which apply: