New tasks with new board and management: EPPA presents new team at this year’s general assembly meeting

At this year’s General Assembly, which took place on 3 July 2019 in Brussels, three new appointments to the EPPA Board and Management were confirmed: Patrick Seitz (Aluplast) is the new vice president of EPPA. Carsten Heuer (Rehau, not pictured) was also newly appointed to the Board .As a replacement for his outgoing predecessor Martin Hitchin (Rehau), he will support the president Andreas Hartleif (Veka), the Board and the EPPA management team in the accomplishment of their tasks.

Furthermore, since July 1, Charlotte Röber is the new Managing Director of EPPA. Former MD Gerald Feigenbutz continues to support EPPA with his knowledge and experience.

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New PVC brochures online

In our “News & Download” area you can find a variety of printed publications of EPPA and EPPA’s association and associated members such as general information about PVC windows, technical guides and studies about “Environment and Recycling”.

Latest upload is the VinylPlus report “Post-consumer PVC waste in EU 28+2 countries 2016”.

EPPA Welding PVC-U window profiles Part 1 Heating element – Butt-welding

EPPA publishes new Technical Guide

In cooperation with its members British Plastics Federation (BPF) and RAL Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme e.V. (GKFP) EPPA publishes the new European Technical guide “Welding PVC-U window profiles”. Part 1 of the paper focuses on “Heating element – Butt-welding”.

You can find some more brochures of EPPA and its members in our  News & Download area.



Almost 740,000 tonnes of PVC recycled in 2018

VinylPlus®, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 739,525 tonnes of PVC within its framework in 2018 – a 15.6% increase on the previous year. Cumulatively, almost 5 million tonnes of PVC have been recycled since 2000.

Please finde here the latest press release of VinylPlus.

Further information you find on the VinylPlus website

VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2019

The VinylPlus Sustainability Forum (VSF) 2019 takes place in Prague, on the 9th and 10th May. This annual VinylPlus event aims to engage in open and constructive dialogue on topics concerning the PVC industry in the context of sustainability and the circular economy, and doing so with a wide range of industry and external stakeholders.

Please finde here the latest press release of VinylPlus: “Accelerating Innovation”

Further information about the VSF you find on the VinylPlus website.

VinylPlus® Product Label: the sustainability mark for PVC products

The VinylPlus Product Label is the new sustainability mark making it simpler for customers, specifiers and markets to identify the PVC building and construction products delivering the highest functional performance and contribution to sustainability. Read full VinylPlus press release.

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

Article “PVC Windows – A contributing Factor to Sustainability“ published in Renovieren + Energiesparen

Modern RAL certified PVC windows are rightfully called sustainable construction products: They are durable, produced from sustainably sourced raw materials, support energy-saving and can be recycled.

Recently EPPA associated member “RAL Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme” published an article on this topic in the German consumer magazine “XXL-Ratgeber: Renovieren + Energiesparen” and on the portal (both Family Home).

Please read the whole article

Please find below the link to the original German version of the article on the website of the Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme.


VinylPlus Progress report 2018

VinylPlus®: A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy

Since 2000, VinylPlus, the voluntary commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, has been a pioneer in the Circular Economy. It has backed the European Commission’s pledging call to increase recycling of plastics by committing to recycle at least 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year into new products by 2025, a significant contribution to the overall 10 million tonnes objective set by the Commission for the plastic industry. Read full VinylPlus statement.

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Factsheet on the use of recyclates available

EPPA has recently published the factsheet “UPVC Window Profiles containing Recyclate. Factsheet on the use of recyclates in UPVC window profile systems“.

Please find here the German version of the factsheet.