Einträge von Michael Friedrichs

PVC Recycling Initiative at the 24th Demolition Conference

From 2 to 3 March 2018, the 24th Demolition Conference will take place in Berlin. This year, the German PVC Recycling Initiative (Aktion-PVC-Recycling) is once again present with a joint stand to get in contact with demolition companies and deciders. Beside AGPU the other participating partners are Rewindo, AgPR and Roofcollect. This year, the German […]

AGPU: New VinylPlus communication projects in 2018

This year AGPU and VinylPlus will again be working together on various communication projects. The project launched two years ago on energy and resource-efficient PVC products in public procurement will be continued in 2018. Relevant print media have already been identified and corresponding articles will be presented in different issues of the magazines this year. […]

New Website for Soft PVC Applications

As part of the current soft PVC communication campaign, AGPU Media has created a new website called www.vinyl-erleben.de (experiencing vinyl), which is created on behalf of the steering group and contains articles about vinyl in architecture, vinyl in sports and leisure as well as vinyl and healthcare. All texts are prepared accordingly and put the […]

Plastic Roofing Membranes on the Road to Success

The German Association of Plastics Roofing and Waterproofing membranes (DUD) announces a successful business year for 2017, with manufacturers increasing their sales in Germany by 1.5 percent compared with the previous year, according to a press release. In addition, a good 20 million square meters of plastic membranes for roofing and waterproofing were sold last […]

Chlorine Production in the EU now mercury-free

The final deadline for chlorine production based on the so-called amalgam/mercury process in the EU expired on 11 December 2017. According to the companies, all plants concerned have either been converted to the membrane technology or closed. According to Eurochlor, there were still around 2.1 million mercury-based chlorine capacities per year in 2017. Productions with […]

PVC Windows: Market Share of 57.7% in Germany

According to the estimates of the four industry associations VFF, pro-K, FV S+B and BF, positive overall economic conditions and rising residential construction lead to positive impulses on the German window market. The slight upward trend that has been continuing since 2007 is thus continuing. Based on the 13.8 million window units (WU) in 2016, […]

PVC workshop with Record Attendance

What a promising start! On January 16, AGPU and PlasticsEurope Deutschland held a record-breaking PVC workshop in Bonn. 90 participants used the event to inform and exchange information with colleagues from the industry. There was particularly great interest in topics such as the classification of the fire behaviour of construction products, the potential classification of […]

Polysecure Is First New AGPU Member

Just in time for the beginning of the year, AGPU welcomes a first new member, Polysecure GmbH from Freiburg. The company offers solutions for plagiarism protection, product authentication, material detection and marking. At the end of last year, Polysecure Managing Director Jochen Mößlein received the StartGreen Award 2017. Together with REHAU, his company has developed […]

Current Trend in Christmas Trees

According to the Federal Statistical Office, 29.5 million Christmas trees were sold in Germany in 2016. With 71 percent, the Nordmann fir is one of the most popular tree species. But artificial trees are also increasingly found in living rooms at Christmas. According to a recent Statista survey, 22 percent of around 1,100 interviewees this […]

Campaign „Best Practice“ finishes in Spring

After about one and a half years, the „Best Practice for the Environment“ campaign will be on the final straight in spring 2018. As part of the campaign, exemplary projects were identified and documented in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia in which old PVC construction products such as windows or floor coverings are recycled and reused. […]