EPPA Brochure Updated

EPPA keeps evolving. Hence, it became necessary to update our brochure in which we present the association and its work across Europe.

Please take a look at the result of our efforts by clicking the link below:

EPPA Brochure

VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017: Towards Circular Economy

Organised by VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainability programme, this year’s forum held on May 10th and 11th took the theme of ‘Towards Circular Economy’ and explored the many growing opportunities for the PVC sector to contribute to this key objective of EU policy.

The PVC industry is making real progress towards sustainability and a positive contribution to the circular economy through a united industry approach, delegates heard at the 5th VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

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Andreas Hartleif (VEKA AG) takes over EPPA Presidency

On the 7th of October the Board of Directors decided to confirm Andreas Hartleif, chief executive officer of the VEKA AG, as the president of the European association of PVC profile producers.


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EPPA with partners present at Fensterbau Frontale Trade Fair

On 16th March 2016 the FENSTERBAU FRONTALE opens its doors again in Nuremberg. For four days, the industry meets and presents their efficiency and innovative power.

EPPA ivzw, the European trade association of rigid PVC window systems will be present as well and offer the visitors, members and interested experts a platform on the topics of system technology, standardization, PVC and recycling as well as current European regulations and projects. Under the umbrella of EPPA also other well-known institutions and organizations will participate: as the Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme e.V. (GKFP), the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment CSTB and Rewindo GmbH. Furthermore, we expect representatives of the Window group of the British Plastic Federation BPF and the French federation of extruders SNEP.

We are there for you: Hall 6, Stand 355

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Eppa-Profiles News

Demolition of three high-rise buildings “Urban Mining” in Marl-Hüls

Marl (dialoginar) – Recovery of valuable raw materials in cities: Thus the basic idea of “Urban Mining“ as an approach to solving the problem of efficient resource recovery in the future may be reduced to fundamentals. No digging is done, though, neither in mines nor in exploitation pits for that kind of “mining“ in the middle of town. The exploitable recyclables reservoir, created by ourselves, is stored rather as individual secondary raw materials, for example, in electrical devices or in buildings and needs to be recorded, recovered and recycled for reuse.

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More than 100 post-consumer PVC windows were recycled and reused when refurbishing an office building in Gendorf industrial park

Burgkirchen-Gendorf (prs). – Mechanical recycling of PVC post-consumer windows is increasingly setting standards in Germany. A recent example is found in Eastern Bavaria, an elongated two-storey office building located in Gendorf industrial park near Altötting. InfraServ GmbH & Co. Gendorf KG is the operating company of the premises extending over about two square kilometres, office of the former Hoechst AG including about 20 companies, among them chemical plants and energy suppliers. The company has refurbished the light blue building located amidst industrial plants energy-efficiently and had more than 100 post-consumer windows on the two long side facades replaced by modern windows provided with Schüco systems. First, the post-consumer PVC frames were taken to a special container before they were transported to the recycling plant of VEKA Umwelttechnik GmbH located north of Eisenach. Rewindo Fenster Recycling Service GmbH, Bonn, is organizing the recycling system in Germany since 2002.

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Recycling of PVC windows at Katzenelnbogen Primary School

New stage of life for post-consumer PVC windows

Katzenelnbogen (dialoginar) – The 7th of September is a big day for small children starting school in Rhineland-Palatine. First graders will start a new stage of life at Katzenelnbogen Primary School im Einrich, too.
In order to create the best learning environment possible for the pupils, in Katzenelnbogen the holiday period prior to the new term is used to take construction measures to adapt the school to fit current needs. Thus, in the present year two classrooms are combined to form a practical multipurpose room, installing amongst others 14 new energy-saving windows produced by PVC profiles manufacturer GEALAN.

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Plastics industry plays key role in Europe’s energy efficiency targets Plastics, a sustainable solution for the future

In the aftermath of EU Sustainable Energy Week, leaders of the European plastics industry met in Brussels on Wednesday, 24 June, for the conference EU investing in its future – Plastics Construction Solutions organised jointly by the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and PlasticsEurope bringing together more than 100 participants. The event focused specifically on how the plastics industry, in particular the building and construction sector, contributes to the European Commission’s agenda of growth, jobs, investment and energy efficiency.

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Tom Debusschere (Deceuninck NV) succeeds Andreas Hartleif (VEKA AG) as EPPA president

The EPPA General Assembly elected Tom Debusschere, CEO of Deceuninck NV, as its new president during its annual meeting on 19th June 2015. Marcus Wittmann, head of the division Window Solutions at Rehau AG & CO, was elected vice-president. Tom Debusschere succeeds Andreas Hartleif (CEO of VEKA AG), who had been heading EPPA since 2011.


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Series of Force Majeure Declarations in the Resin Supply Industry Starts to Affect PVC Converters

PVC Window Profile manufacturers are highly concerned about current developments on the raw material sector. In the past four months a historic, unprecedented wave of over 30 force majeure events has been witnessed in the entire chemical & plastic supply chain which is also affecting PVC converters.


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