EPPA presents program block in FRONTALE Forum 2020

EPPA and its German associated member the RAL Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme (GKFP) present for the first time a complete program block in the Forum of Fensterbau Frontale. This will take place on Friday, 20 March 2020 from 10:30 to 14:00 p.m.

European partner organisations and EPPA will report on five key topics in the “PVC windows” sector that will be of major interest to the industry over the next few years. Window manufacturers and interested visitors are cordially invited to listen and discuss.

These are the presentation topics awaiting you in detail:

  1. Circular Economy in Action – Best practice examples from the PVC profile industry in the Circular Plastics Alliance and European Stillage Management – presented by EPPA
  2. VinylPlus® and the VinylPlus Product Label – An inventory – VinylPlus
  3. A further step in European quality certification of PVC windows – Centre scientifique et technique du bâtiment (CSTB)
  4. Innovation – Digitisation – GKFP expert group Master Data
  5. The new scope of RAL quality mark (Gütezeichen) for PVC Window Systems – GKFP

More information in the newsroom article from Fensterbau Frontale.

Profile Houses introduce Stillage Management Schemes

Supporting the Circular Economy: The European PVC Profile Industry will implement stillage management schemes across Europe until Q1 2020. Thereby the return of stillages by window manufacturers to their profile suppliers shall be ensured, facilitating a sustainable use of this reusable packaging.

Please read EPPA’s Press Release here. 
Please read here the article in the German expert magazine bauelemente bau (11/19). 

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EPPA signed the declaration of Circular Plastics Alliance

On 20 September 2019, over 100 signatories signed the declaration of the (CPA). They commit to work together towards recycling and reusing 10 million tons of plastics by 2025.

For EPPA, president Andreas Hartleif signed the declaration. As a member of VinylPlus and as a major industry using rigid PVC recyclates in the B&C sector, EPPA is looking forward to cooperate with the entire value chain towards its goal of reprocessing and using 10 million tons of recycled plastics in new products by 2025.

Please read the whole press release of CPA on its website.

VinylPlus® stands up for sustainability at the European Week of Sport

Through its collaboration with the non-profit association Schuman Square, VinylPlus will spend the week championing the sustainable use of PVC in sports, its reuse and recyclability.

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“Understanding the Debate About Plastic”

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) publishes the document “Understanding the Debate About Plastic“. It explains why plastics will – and should – continue to play a vital role in all our lives going forward.

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

For detailed information please visit the website of BPF.

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