EPPA welcomes the announcement by the organisers of Nürnberg Messe that the internationally important and world's leading trade fair for window and door technology, Fensterbau Frontale, will be held as a presence event next year. EPPA Managing Director Charlotte Röber explains: "We as the European industry association will also be represented with a booth at the fair. Also for us it is important to seek the personal exchange with relevant market companions in order to discuss
Brussels, 7th of October 2021: As a member of the Circular Plastics Alliance, EPPA has been active in the Building & Construction WG, and coordinated the development of design for recycling guidelines in the B&C sector. EPPA pioneered by drafting its Design for Recycling Guidelines for PVC Window Systems (profiles, roller shutters, and profile extensions) involving product design experts from its member companies. The DfR focuses on functionality, product-specific design for
At the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum (VSF) 2021 #TOWARDS2030, VinylPlus officially launched VinylPlus 2030, the next 10-year Commitment of the European PVC industry to sustainable development. Through VinylPlus, the entire PVC value chain worked together with its stakeholders to build bottom-up the next Commitment, that will expand on 20 years of experience as a frontrunner in the circular economy. The VSF2021 was held as a hybrid event, live from Brussels with an online aud
At this year's General Assembly Meeting, the European Trade Association of PVC Window System Suppliers EPPA welcomed four new Board members and a new treasurer. Patrick Seitz (aluplast) was elected as new President and Carsten Heuer (Rehau) as Vice-President. This year’s General Assembly was a hybrid and co-organized event: together with the RAL Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsystme e.V. (GKFP) and the Qualitätsverband Kunststofferzeugnisse e.V. (QKE), EPPA held its
The VinylPlus Sustainability Forum (VSF) 2021 will take place on 17 June 2021 as a hybrid event, live from Brussels. The VSF will celebrate the achievements of the 10-year VinylPlus programme and officially launch the new 10-year commitment of the European PVC industry to sustainable development. Key topics are: VinylPlus – A united PVC industry leader in sustainability Celebrating the 10-year VinylPlus programme’s achievements A look back at our progress on product stewardsh
This year's general assembly meeting of EPPA, Qualitätsverband (QKE) and the Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme (GKFP) take place digitally. We will broadcast the event live from the Congress Hotel Dorint Mannheim. On Tuesday, 11 May 2021, we will start at 10:45 a.m. with the public lecture part, to which all interested parties are cordially invited. Click here to register for the public part. We are pleased that EPPA President Andreas Hartleif and Patrick Se
The Construction 2050 Alliance brings together 47 European associations representing the actors of the built environment working together to advance the needs and priorities of the wider construction and built-environment sector at the European level. Its 2021-2022 Work-programme features 6 priority areas: Construction: the solution to Europe’s recovery after COVID-19 The contribution of the built environment to the EU Green Deal The human factor in construction: safety, skil
Brussels, 30 March 2021: EPPA member companies are very concerned about the wave of force majeure statements from European raw material suppliers, which has not been seen since 2015. Massive supply chain problems on PVC resin put PVC window system suppliers under pressure. These are consequences of the global pandemic that heavily impacts logistics combined with multiple force majeures that have been declared by resin producers in the past weeks. As a main consumer of PVC res
The European window and door eco-system represented by EuroWindoor, ARGE, European Aluminium, EPPA, ES-SO, and Glass for Europe joined forces to call on National Governments to put Window replacement at the core of national Resilience and Recovery Plans. Developing effective plans to replace inefficient windows is a key element of a sustainable and green recovery. Window replacement allows to generate long-lasting energy savings and move towards climate neutrality, while maki
The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for PVC windows with insulated triple glazing according to DIN ISO 14025 and EN 15804 published by Qualitätsverband Kunststofferzeugnisse and EPPA is now also available in an Italian translation. EPD in English EPD in French EPD in German You can access the association EPD via Downloads > Brochures.
As one of the partners of FENSTERBAU FRONTALE, EPPA would have been closely involved in the trade fair's supporting programme at this year's exhibition. Therefore, EPPA is now actively contributing to the online platform FENSTERBAU FRONTALE connected. This week, you can look forward to a series of social media posts: From tomorrow and until Friday, EPPA, RAL Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme and Qualitätsverband Kunststofferzeugnisse will be taking over the #f
On October 14, the European Commission published two initiatives as a part of the Green Deal: the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) and the Renovation Wave. Both of them have fundamental importance for the PVC windows. The PVC profile industry supports the implementation of both initiatives, to minimize climate impacts through to reduce energy and raw material use (less virgin PVC, more recyclate). EPPA calls on the European institutions to ensure that the most sust
The European PVC industry builds a new 2030 sustainability programme at the online VinylPlus Sustainability Forum (VSF). The event was a recognition of the PVC value chain’s achievements and an opportune moment to discuss and give feedback on the new 2030 sustainability programme, currently in development. The conversation built on an external stakeholder consultation carried out by Accenture on key sustainability drivers, and challenges and opportunities for the PVC industry
After the final cancellation of Fensterbau Frontale for this year, the exhibition planners has considered an online concept: #BridgingTheGap. EPPA will also be represented with new contributions over the next year and a half until the next trade fair starts on 29 March 2022. The entire industry is invited to present their topics and innovations to the professional audience in order to stay in contact with each other. Our first articles are already online, more will follow.
The registration to the virtual VinylPlus® Sustainability Forum 2020 is open. Focused on the theme CIRCULARVINYL, the event will feature keynote speeches, interactive debates and live polling sessions on 15th October 2020. Main topics will be: - VinylPlus – A united industry’s voluntary commitment to sustainability, transparency, and leadership - Embracing the EU’s Circular Economy ambitions - #CIRCULARVINYL – Contributing to the success of the Circular Plastics Alliance - Re
At this year's General Assembly Meeting EPPA welcomes two new members and presents its completely revised website in a new design. With the globally operating PVC window system manufacturer Profine and the French association of manufacturers for doors and windows, UFME (Union des Fabricants de Menuiseries), EPPA is strengthening its position on the industry and association side. "We warmly welcome our new members and look forward to a good cooperation", says EPPA President An
Modern PVC-U windows generate CO2 savings: How much recycled PVC is used by the manufacturers of PVC window profiles and how many tons of CO2 are currently being saved, you will learn in this leaflet. You can also find out what to look out for when buying new PVC windows and how long they should be used to achieve a positive environmental balance. To the Brochure: EN | DE | FR | PL Picture: GKFP/ VadymTynenko – stock.adobe.com
VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 771,313 tonnes of PVC in 2019 – more than 96% of the programme’s 2020 target. Alone, European PVC profile suppliers in EPPA and members of Recovinyl recycled 363,137 tonnes of PVC window profiles and related profiles in 2019. The PVC industry is well on track to meet VinylPlus’ ever more challenging recycling targets for 2025, in line with the Circular Economy and the amb
What can the European PVC window profile industry do to help reaching the EU climate goals? EPPA and its members, supported by VinylPlus® give the answer in their new animation video about “PVC Window Recycling towards a Circular Economy”. Please check out the new video on EPPA’s YouTube Channel.
Due to the ongoing pandemic crisis and our concerns about health and safety, VinylPlus® has made the decision to host the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2020 ONLINE as a single day event on 15 October 2020. #VSF2020 will feature quality speakers, speeches, interactive debates and live polling sessions that you will now be able to attend from anywhere in the world.
While we are saddened not to be able to meet you in person, we are excited to see you all virtually and look